On-Demand Literacy PD

On-Demand Literacy PD

On-demand PD featuring more than 50 literacy "breakout sessions"

Thousands of teachers throughout the Midwest have benefited from Smekens Education’s professional development by attending an on-site school training or a regional teacher workshop.  

Now, with webPD by Smekens Education, teachers across the globe are able to learn the same best-practice strategies by watching seminar-style professional development videos that focus on topics ranging from the Six Traits of Writing to reading comprehension to literacy stations to content literacy. 


Subscribers to webPD utilize their computers, smart phones or tablets to view pre-recorded videos of literacy experts Kristina Smekens and Kristi McCullough as they share practical, best-practice strategies for teaching reading and writing.


When entire schools or districts view the same webPD videos, school leaders are able to move the entire staff toward consistent implementation of best-practice literacy strategies.


With every subscription to webPD.teachable.com, users have unlimited access to each of our 50+ professional development videos. Each video comes with a downloadable handout that can be used as a note-taking guide, and each video session features specific segments for viewers to "turn and talk," or collaborate about what they are learning.


Subscriptions to webPD can be purchased by teachers, schools, or districts, and pricing options are available to fit every circumstance. Visit webPD.teachable.com to begin exploring all that video training from Smekens Education has to offer.

"Our school does not follow the Common Core curriculum, but we found that the activities could be used within our own teaching and curriculum."

M. Reed Aichi International School (Japan)

“I liked the flexibility to have the staff watch it at different times. Some attended a morning presentation, some in the afternoon, and some viewed it at home.”

M. Alexander Kingsford Heights, IN

“Our faculty walked away ready to implement. The strategies taught resonated with all subject matters. Affordable, easy, engaging, and most of all...POWERFUL! Thank you!”

J. Samuels Muncie, IN

“It was so engaging and informative. Kristina…guided the lessons at a great pace. Not too much, not too little. There were tons of AWESOME IDEAS, TOO!”

D. Newman New Haven, IN

“The videos had good, relevant topics with well organized, nicely timed instruction and discussion."

B. Johnson Redlands, CA