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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 High School Data Science Course
Every Wednesday, 4-6 pm Pacific Time, March 20-May 22
Center: youcubed
High school teachers, join the youcubed curriculum writing team for a workshop series on teaching our full-year course, Explorations in Data Science! The training covers all 8 units of the course through a series of weekly sessions (recordings provided).

Online | Math | Fee
Number Sense Workshop for Educators (Grades 2-5)
April 30, May 9 & May 23, 2024
Center: youcubed
Evidence shows that students with low and high achievement in mathematics differ significantly in the strategies they use when approaching number problems. This 3-part workshop explores the latest findings on this topic and shares new teaching materials.

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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.

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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 | Fee
Curriculum Development Workshops
Center: Challenge Success
Explore a "backward design" model and interact with an array of pedagogical tools to help engage students in deep, meaningful learning.

Online | Fee
Mathematical Mindsets Online Course
Center: youcubed

This course unpacks the teaching approach that was used in an 18-lesson intervention that raised the achievement of students learning mathematics by the equivalent of 2.7 years of school. It includes over 30 videos of the teaching and interviews with students, and will be helpful for teachers and leaders of K-16 mathematics.

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Online | In-person | Hybrid
Developing Performance Assessments for the NGSS Classroom
Learn how to develop performance assessments to support 3D science learning.

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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!

Subscribe to our professional learning newsletter for bimonthly updates on learning opportunities and resources.

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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.

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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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