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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 | K-2 | Fee
Teaching the Important Ideas of Number Sense and Data Exploration K-2:
December 15, 2021
Center: youcubed
Workshops led by Dr. Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams are now available to help educators navigate the most important mathematical content for their grade, and learn ways to teach it effectively, whether in person or online.

Online | History | Fee
Reading Like a Historian: Inquiry-Based Teaching Practices
Wednesdays 1/19/22-2/2/22
Center: Stanford History Education Group
During this interactive institute, participants will explore teaching practices to facilitate inquiry-based Reading Like a Historian lessons.

Intersectional Face with kaleidoscope colors
Online | Fee
Beyond the Norms: Gender & Activism in Historical and Contemporary Contexts
Winter 2022
Center: Center to Support Excellence in Schools
This workshop adopts a global lens to explore the dynamic and evolving role of gender identities in shaping social norms, political power, and movements for human rights.

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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.

Stanford EdLEADers

Stanford EdLEADers is a professional certificate program for K–12 school system leaders. Flexible, 100% virtual, and cohort-based, EdLEADers is offered jointly with Stanford Graduate School of Business and is designed to equip education leaders to effect systemic improvements in their districts.

Learn more and apply

Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship

This year-long fellowship for aspiring community college presidents aims to develop exceptional leaders who can push the field forward and achieve high levels of student success.

Learn more

The Hollyhock Program

Hollyhock is a suite of programs that offer transformational professional learning to early-career high school teachers, leadership development for graduates of the program, and professional development and community for school leaders of participating schools.

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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 | 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.

Online
21st Century Teaching and Learning
An online course designed to help anyone teach – and learn – with a 21st century approach to knowledge and teaching. The course focuses on data science and how to interact with any content using the tools of data science in a fun, interesting way.

See more ongoing opportunities

>40k
people participated in professional learning developed by Stanford GSE in 2019-20
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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.
 

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.

Visit the CSET website

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

Stanford History Education Group’s professional learning, curriculum, and assessments support research-based instructional methods in history. SHEG also offers the Civic Online Reasoning curriculum for educators in all subject areas to teach critical online inquiry skills.

Visit the SHEG website

Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity seeks to improve instruction and learning through the design and development of performance assessments, and by building the capacity of schools to use these assessments.

Visit the SCALE website

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

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.

Learn more about our research centers

Connect with us!

Subscribe to our professional learning newsletter for quarterly 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.

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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