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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
Data Science Virtual Workshop for High School Teachers: Units 5-8 of the Youcubed Curriculum
October 6 & 27, 2022
Center: youcubed
An introductory workshop for high school teachers to prepare to implement the youcubed data science course. Includes in-depth sessions on the second half of the curriculum (the first half is covered in a separate workshop).

In-person | Math | Fee
Teaching Mathematics through Big Ideas in the Middle Years
October 25, 2022 - October 26, 2022
Center: youcubed
In this 2-day workshop, we explore the Big Ideas for grades 6-8 and how to use them to teach students in an engaging way, while covering all relevant mathematical standards.

Online | Math | Fee
Teaching Mathematics through Big Ideas in the Elementary Years (Remote)
November 15, 2022
Center: youcubed
In this 1-day live online event, we explore the Big Ideas for this grade level and how to use them to teach students in an engaging way, while covering all relevant mathematical standards. Focused on Grades 3-5 but appropriate for any elementary educator.

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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.

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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
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.

Online
Mathematical Mindsets Online Course

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.


Hybrid
Preparing for National Board Certification

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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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

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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