Online Professional Development

Online Professional Development



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On-demand PD videos
The online portal to literacy training from Smekens Education, webPD provides engaging video seminars on today’s most relevant reading and writing topics for K-12 teachers. Every subscription to webPD includes on-demand access to our entire library of literacy training videos--including 50 breakout sessions.
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Video-based online courses
If you're not able to attend a Smekens Education workshop in person, the next best option is to enroll in a course from webAcademy. That's because every webAcademy course is built from video footage captured during live full-day seminars led by Kristina Smekens, president and lead consultant for Smekens Education.
 
 

 

Tap into Smekens strategies anytime

For more than a decade, Smekens Education has been supporting schools throughout the Midwest with customized on-site professional development and regional workshops. Now, with the addition of on-demand professional development videos from webPD and online video courses from webAcademy, Smekens training is impacting teachers throughout the United States and the world.

webPD: On-demand PD videos

More than 50 video "breakout sessions"

With more than 50 videos for teachers across the K-12 spectrum, webPD also provides a downloadable handout to accompany each session.

Practical strategies

While every webPD video is rooted in best-practice research and tied to College and Career-Ready Standards, what teachers love most are the ready-to-use strategies that come with each session. Instad of pie-in-the-sky theory, webPD videos provide dozens of classroom-tested ideas that are both practical and effective.
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webAcademy: Video-based online courses

The next best thing to attending a live Smekens Education workshop

If you are not able to attend a Smekens Education one or two-day workshop in person, the next best option is to enroll in a course from webAcademy. That's because every webAcademy course is built from video footage captured during live full-day seminars led by Kristina Smekens, president and lead consultant for Smekens Education.

Powerful PD

Rooted in practical, best-practice strategies, each webAcademy course features engaging online professional development that is designed for on-demand access by individuals or groups.
 
In addition to delivering 5+ hours of professional development, each webAcademy course also includes opportunities for educators to reflect and comment on what they are learning. Registrants are granted 30 days to complete a course but receive lifetime access to a password-protected web page that contains a treasure trove of lessons, videos, and other resources for implementation.
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