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With on-demand access to more than 400 professional learning videos, subscribers are equipped with the strategies they need to improve instruction, address emerging needs, and bolster achievement. And when the entire staff is included in the subscription, every educator in your building can learn to execute expert instruction all year long.

Something for everyone

Subscribers to webPD enjoy access to Smekens PD videos in one, easy-to-access location.
Six Traits of Writing
Writer’s Workshop
Writing Mini-Lessons
Writing Units & Genres
Writing Assessment
Yearlong Writing Instruction
Constructed-Response Writing
Content-Area Writing

Reading Comprehension

K-5 Literacy Stations
Small-Group Guided Reading
Comprehension Mini-Lessons
Close Reading
Academic Vocabulary
Writing About Reading
Standardized Test Preparation

What other educators say

“I liked the flexibility to have the staff watch it at different times. The teachers really like the way Smekens products make sense.”

Marcia Alexander

Kingsford Heights Elementary School, Kingsford Heights, IN

“We loved them! There was a lot of binge watching going on. Who needs Netflix when you have Smekens webPD?”

Karen Phelps

Literacy Coach,
Arlington Woods Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN

“I love everything I have ever listened to, viewed, or purchased from Smekens! It is easy—no program—just GOOD teaching strategies that anyone can use with students!”

Kristan Robertson

Literacy Coach,
Huber Ridge Elementary School, Westerville, OH

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webPD offers great value for individual subscribers and building-wide subsciptions

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Benefits of a webPD video subscription

Individual subscribers:
Rely on webPD for trusted, high-energy PD all year long.
View professional development videos at the time and place most convenient for you.
Learn best-practice strategies for leading effective instruction in reading and writing.

Earn completion certificates for every video you finish.

Use your personal profile to keep track of which videos you have viewed.
Building-wide subscribers:
Engage the entire staff in PD focused on your school’s specific priorities in reading and/or writing.
Equip every teacher with practical, classroom-tested strategies that can be used right away.
Offer differentiated teacher PD that supports the unique needs of each staff member.
Foster teamwork and collegiality by having teachers view videos in a learning community.
Utilize building-level analytics to assess participation and reward active subscribers.

Take a Test Drive

Wondering if webPD is the right fit for you? Try it out free for 7 days. No credit card required—just jump right in and start learning!

Teacher watching webPD online professional development

Meet our presenters

Kristina Smekens

President & Lead Consultant
Learn more about Kristina
Kristina has a gift for making the complex seem simple—for showing teachers how to meet the needs of readers and writers by bridging the gap between education research and practical, classroom-tested strategies that work.

A master of motivation, Kristina helps educators find the encouragement they need to return to their classrooms and execute change.

Kristi McCullough

Smekens Literacy Consultant

Learn more about Kristi
Teachers love the authentic, “from-the-trenches” insight that Kristi McCullough offers during her professional development sessions with K-6 teachers.

Her rich experiences as a teacher, professor, coach, author, and literacy consultant allow Kristi to offer practical, classroom-tested support to elementary educators.

Bridget Longmeier

Smekens Remote Coach
Learn more about Bridget

Bridget loves to learn, grow, and help others. That’s why she’s so motivated to come alongside teachers as they execute best-practice instruction in reading and writing.

Bridget’s career as an elementary teacher, literacy coach and Reading Recovery-trained practitioner has equipped her with the skills to help new and experienced educators alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with a webPD video subscription?
When you subscribe to webPD, you get unlimited viewing of all 300+ videos, plus access to every new video that is added during your subscription.
How do I sign up and pay?

Individual educators may register online with a credit card or by submitting a downloadable registration form with a purchase order. Groups of two or more should email or fax the downloadable registration form to Smekens Education with a purchase order.

What happens after I register?

When individual educators register online with a credit card, they will receive immediate access to webPD. When groups of two or more register with a downloadable registration form, easy-to-follow access instructions will be emailed to all participants within one business day.

Am I allowed to share my webPD subscription with others?
Allowing others to access your personal online webPD subscription is prohibited. However, schools may purchase a building-wide subscription to allow every teacher to have their own personal account.
Are webPD videos appropriate for all-staff PD sessions?
Absolutely! In fact, many building-wide subscribers pull the entire staff together to watch videos as a group.
How often are new videos added?

The webPD video collection is always growing! In fact, we add new content approximately twice a month during the school year.

Can I get continuing education credits for watching webPD videos?

Yes! Once you complete a webPD video, you’ll receive a downloadable completion certificate reflecting the time you spent learning. Certificates are stored in your personal profile and can be downloaded when you are ready to pursue continuing education credit.

Can I pursue graduate-level credit after watching webPD videos?
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer graduate-level credits for webPD subscribers.

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