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Professional Learning

Welcome to professional learning at Stanford Graduate School of Education. We offer a variety of research-based learning opportunities for educators and school system leaders.

Take a look at what we have to offer and consider joining our community of education professionals, learning together to support excellence and equity in education.

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Upcoming opportunities

Attend a webinar, workshop, or multi-day institute. Our learning opportunities are designed to be engaging and model effective teaching practices. Join us!

Online | Math | Data science | Fee
Teaching the Youcubed Data Science Course
June 10-11 and July 23-24, 2024
Center: youcubed
High school teachers, join the youcubed curriculum writing team for a workshop to prepare to teach all 8 units of our full-year course, Explorations in Data Science! The workshop takes place online via Zoom over four days (June 10-11 and July 23-24).

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Online | School Leaders | Fee
CSET School Leaders Program
July 8, 2024 - May 31, 2025
Center: Center to Support Excellence in Teaching
This international program is an opportunity for site leaders to deepen their knowledge, skills, and impact in a community of practice where collaboration enables transformational change.

Online | Math | Data science | Fee
Teaching the Youcubed Data Science Course
Select Wednesdays, August 14 - October 30
Center: youcubed
High school teachers, join the youcubed curriculum writing team for a workshop to prepare to teach our full-year course, Explorations in Data Science! Sessions take place online, 3:45-5:45 pm Pacific, select Wednesdays from August 14 through October 30.

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Programs and fellowships

Our cohort-based learning experiences leverage Stanford faculty and research, collaboration with peers, and ongoing support to take your career to the next level.

CSET School Leaders Program

CSET’s School Leaders Program is an online, cohort-based program for school site leaders who are committed to disrupting power dynamics and cycles of oppression through social justice leadership and a critical examination of school curricula, policies, and culture.

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National Board Candidate Support Program

The GSE’s National Board Resource Center offers an online, cohort-based program of support for educators seeking National Board certification. The program is open to all teachers interested in high-quality collaboration and professional development.

Learn more and register

Ongoing learning opportunities

Our research centers offer a variety of online, self-paced learning opportunities for educators and school leaders.

Online | In-person | Hybrid
Evaluating Student Work from Performance Assessments to Guide NGSS Teaching and Learning
Learn how to develop and use rubrics as part of efficient, responsive, and equitable instructional practices for supporting 3D science learning.

Effective Classroom Conversations
Empowering students to have meaningful conversations is critical to personal and academic success. In this course, you’ll learn teaching methods that are effective in fostering productive and constructive academic discussions for all students.

Online | Fee
Preparing for National Board Certification
Center: Stanford National Board Resource Center

Teachers often state that pursuing National Board certification was their most powerful professional learning experience. It can be challenging to determine what and how best to provide evidence of your accomplished practice. The goal of this course is to support teachers pursuing certification by combining collaboration with other educators and National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and using a compilation of key resources.

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From online workshops to multi-year cohort-based programs, Stanford GSE provides multiple ways to engage in professional learning.

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Our research centers develop a variety of resources for educators at all levels as well as teacher educators. Visit our resource page to browse our offerings.

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Professional learning research centers

Our research centers work in partnership with educators and schools to develop learning opportunities that are responsive to the needs of school communities. Visit our centers’ websites to learn more and subscribe to their content.

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Center to Support Excellence in Teaching works in educational partnerships to solve persistent problems of practice by improving the quality of instruction, keeping equity at the center of the work, and developing leaders.

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Challenge Success provides schools and families with proven strategies that promote well-being and engagement with learning to transform the student experience. They offer resources and learning experiences for schools, families, and students.

Visit the Challenge Success website

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The California World Language Project (CWLP) is a collaborative project that conducts research on topics pertaining to Second Language Acquisition and sponsors professional learning opportunities for World Language educators.

Visit the CWLP website

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Youcubed’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research into accessible and practical forms. Youcubed offers learning opportunities, community, and resources.

Visit the youcubed website

GSE faculty bring the latest advances in the social sciences, technology, and teacher preparation to the field of education. You can learn more through our research centers page.

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Connect with us!

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Subscribe to the GSE’s monthly newsletter, The Educator, for the latest on our education research.

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Interested in hiring our graduates? You can list your open positions in our careers portal on our career resources website.

Hire GSE students and alumni

We’d love to hear from you! For questions or to inquire about customized learning experiences for your school or district, please contact

Heidi Chang
Director of Professional Learning

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