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Faculty from Stanford Graduate School of Education research centers develop and oversee in-person and online research based professional development opportunities reaching over 40,000 people a year. Subscribe to our email updates.

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Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence

A Community college administrators leadership program that creates and prepares the next generation of community college presidents.

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Challenge Success

Designed for K-12 educators, Challenge Success offers live and video-recorded workshops focused on providing research-based strategies for homework, teaching for engagement, alternative assessment practices, and overall student health and well-being.

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CSET Professional Learning

PK-14 teachers participate in research-based professional learning experiences to promote high-leverage teaching practices in core subject areas to promote equitable learning of all students. In addition, participants receive coaching from a CSET coach, individually or with a team, throughout the year to develop instructional goals, plan lessons that support those goals, video record their practice, and reflect together on their teaching.

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Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME)

DREME TE provides free resources for early childhood teacher educators to prepare prospective and practicing teachers to promote young children’s mathematics learning. Resources include videos, handouts, and activities, and are designed to be flexible for use in a variety of professional development settings.

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Guided development of Maker education program deployment, training, curriculum and assessment plans for educators, policy makers and educational administrators.

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Hollyhock Fellows

Teams of High School teachers from high-needs schools with 2-6 years of experience can apply to a two-year fellowship program designed to encourage and equip them in their early-career years so that they persist and thrive in the classroom.

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Instructional Leadership Corps

California public K–12 and higher education professionals assist educators in their local communities to implement the California Standards.

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Teams of 3-4 from colleges, universities, and K-12 schools from around the world spend a week immersed in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) visiting participating schools, learning from GSE faculty, and working in their teams to translate their knowledge into practice at their organization.

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National Board Research Center

TK-12 teachers participate in a collaborative, reflective analysis of their practice as they prepare for National Board Certification. 

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Reading to Learn in Science

"Reading to Learn in Science" provides an opportunity for science teachers to learn about challenging features of science texts and develop strategies to support student comprehension before, during, and after reading. Our fourth offering of the course is currently under way; the fifth offering will take place in Autumn 2018.

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Stanford History Education Group

The Stanford History Education Group provides social studies teachers free Reading like a Historian lesson plans, Beyond the Bubble assessments, and civic online reasoning resources.

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Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP)

Teams of teachers, coaches, and/or administrators from a school or district engage in collaborative learning experiences around developing and using performance assessment to support teaching and learning with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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Stanford Principal Fellows

Secondary principals are nominated through participating districts for a 3-year fellowship program for 21st-century leadership.

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Stanford World Language Project

K12 language teachers develop quality language teaching and learning skills with year-round programs for all language teachers of any level.

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Understanding Language

To impact PK-12 instructional practice, programs, and policy through online professional development in order to create more meaningful learning experiences for language learners.

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For all educators, learn how to teach mathematics with a growth mindset using the latest neuroscience techniques online and in-person at Stanford.

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