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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 | Data science | Fee
Data Science Virtual Workshop for High School Teachers: Units 1-4 of the Youcubed Curriculum
June 8, 2022 - June 9, 2022
Center: youcubed
An introductory workshop for high school teachers to prepare to implement the youcubed data science course. Includes in-depth sessions on four units of the curriculum and is highly recommended for anyone planning to teach the course in the fall.

Online | History | Fee
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. Each session will include opportunities to engage with Stanford History Education Group materials as part of a large group and in small breakout groups.

In-person | Well-being | All content areas | Fee
Summer Leadership Seminar with Challenge Success
June 16, 2022
Center: Challenge Success
Designed for K-12 educators, admin, and counselors interested in learning research-based strategies to improve student well-being and academic engagement. Workshops and topics include staff & student well-being, belonging, assessment, and homework.

Online | History | Fee
Intro to Reading Like a Historian Curriculum and Beyond the Bubble History 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
Monday, 7/18, Wednesday, 7/20, and Friday, 7/22
Center: Stanford History Education Group
During this hands-on institute, participants will develop their own Reading Like a Historian lesson. Each session will feature time for participants to work on their own lesson and receive feedback from other participants.

Online | Well-being | All content areas | Fee
Virtual Summer Leadership Seminar
July 28, 2022
Center: Challenge Success
Designed for K-12 educators, admin, and counselors interested in learning research-based strategies to improve student well-being and academic engagement. Workshops and topics include staff & student well-being, belonging, assessment, and homework.

In-person | Math | Fee
Mathematics Leadership Summit
September 13, 2022 - September 14, 2022
Center: youcubed
Join Jo Boaler and the youcubed team for two days of professional learning focused on leading mindset and mathematics change in schools, districts, counties and beyond.

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.

In-person | Math | Fee
Teaching Mathematics through Big Ideas in the Elementary Years
January 24, 2023 - January 25, 2023
Center: youcubed
In this 2-day workshop, we explore the Big Ideas 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 school teacher.

Ongoing opportunities

Our research centers offer a variety of ongoing professional learning opportunities—some self-paced and designed for individuals, some designed to be delivered to school or community groups. Explore the possibilities listed here, or reach out to our professional learning staff to explore customized learning experiences for your school or district.

Wheel of learners resources: imagine, persist, innovate, problem solve, etc.
Hybrid | All content areas | Fee
Pedagogy for Powerful Learning: Leveraging technology, materials, and thinking routines to create creative and joyful learning for all students
Center: Center to Support Excellence in Schools
This workshop will engage participants as learners, designers, and facilitators through collaborative and creative hands-on experiences.

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.

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

Students completing performance assessment
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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