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Stanford Graduate School of Education research centers design and oversee in-person and online learning opportunities for educators and school system leaders.

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Upcoming opportunities

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.

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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.

Online | All content areas | Fee
Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet
Wednesdays 2/16/22-3/02/22
Center: Stanford History Education Group
This institute will introduce participants to the Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning curriculum. Participants will learn strategies to help their students become more discerning consumers of information they encounter online.

Online | History | Fee
Beyond the Bubble: Assessing Historical Thinking
Wednesdays 3/09/22-3/23/22
Center: Stanford History Education Group
In a sea of multiple-choice tests and DBQs, are there other options? Yes! During this interactive institute, participants will explore how to use and adapt assessments of historical thinking.

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Online | Fee
Stanford EdLEADers
Spring 2022 Cohort
Education leaders: apply or nominate today for this 100% virtual offering for system-level education leaders. The six-course program pairs best research and frameworks from the Graduate Schools of Education and Business.

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Online
Religion, Politics, and Global Challenges
Spring 2022
This workshop will explore the complex interplay between religious identity and politics by looking at topics such as religious conflicts and war, religious activism, forms of moral authority, secularism, and religious pluralism.

Online
Teaching Heterogeneous Groups: A 1-Day Intensive
May 2, 2022
Join Jo Boaler and the youcubed team online to learn effective methods for teaching mathematics with heterogeneous student groups.

In-person
Mindset Mathematics Workshop
May 17, 2022 - May 18, 2022
Each 2-day workshop is appropriate for K-12 teachers, coaches, and administrators. We focus on exploring content and the pedagogy that promotes a growth mindset.

Online | History
Reading Like a Historian with Younger Students
June 15, 2022 - June 17, 2022
Center: Stanford History Education Group
This interactive workshop is intended for upper elementary and middle school teachers. Learn strategies for teaching students historical thinking skills.

Online | History | Fee
Introduction to Reading Like a Historian Curriculum and Beyond the Bubble Assessments
June 27, 2022 - June 29, 2022
Center: Stanford History Education Group
During this interactive institute, participants will learn about the Stanford History Education Group’s Reading Like a Historian lessons and Beyond the Bubble assessments.

Online | All content areas | Fee
Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet
July 12, 2022 - July 14, 2022
Center: Stanford History Education Group
This institute will introduce participants to the Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning curriculum. Participants will learn strategies to help their students become more discerning consumers of information they encounter online.

Online | History | Fee
Reading Like a Historian: Curriculum Development
July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Center: Stanford History Education Group
During this hands-on institute, participants will develop their own Reading Like a Historian lessons. Each session will feature time for participants to work on their own lesson and receive feedback from other participants.

Ongoing opportunities

Developed by our research centers, these self-paced professional learning opportunities can be accessed at any time.

Online | In-person | Hybrid | Well-being | Fee
Building Blocks for Belonging
Center: Challenge Success
Explore concrete classroom strategies and school-wide policies that foster belonging and connection.

Online | In-person | Hybrid | Math | Data science | Science | History | Language & literacy | World languages | Well-being | All content areas | 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 | Math | Data science | Science | History | Language & literacy | World languages | Well-being | All content areas | Fee
Assessment Professional Development Workshops
Center: Challenge Success
Learn assessment strategies that support and better gauge learning in the classroom as well as start conversations about assessment practices in your faculty group.

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
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
Formative Assessment Process in Remote Learning Environments
Understanding Language at Stanford has produced guidance on using the Formative Assessment process to support language and content development as well as social emotional learning. UL created two sessions which include key concepts and practices.

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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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Online | In-person | Hybrid
Performance Assessment in the NGSS Classroom: Implications for Practice
Learn how performance assessments can be used to support NGSS 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.

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.


Online
How to Learn Math for Teachers

Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you.


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.


Interested in our resources for educators? Visit our resources page.

To explore other professional learning opportunities, or to inquire about customized learning experiences for your school or district, contact

Heidi Chang
Director of Professional Learning

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