Gain access to more than 300 professional learning videos packed with strategies and resources you can use to build stronger readers and writers.

A full year of professional learning

Reading & Writing PD

Take a deep dive into specific facets of reading and writing instruction.

Classroom Mini-Lessons

Watch Kristina Smekens lead best-practice mini-lessons in real classrooms.

Quick Clips

In 10 minutes or less, learn ready-to-use strategies for teaching reading and writing.

Learning Paths

Follow a sequence of related videos to level up your knowledge on a desired topic.

Hear from Kristina Smekens

Find out why schools and districts rely on webPD to provide year-long professional development in reading and writing.

Track your progress

If you get interrupted while watching a video, rest assured that your progress will be saved. On your next login, you can resume your learning right where you left off.

Learn on the go

Whether at school, home, or on the road, you can engage in practical professional learning thanks to webPD’s mobile-friendly design.

Earn PD Credit

Receive a personalized completion certificate every time you view an entire webPD video. It’s never been easier to earn continuing education credit!

Customize your learning

School-wide subscribers receive exclusive perks like curated playlists, collaborative forums, and customized dashboards featuring your school logo.

Included with your subscription

300+ PD Videos

Strategy-packed videos that help you improve your instruction

Classroom Resources

Downloadable files to support classroom implementation

Related Articles

Further reading to deepen your knowledge and application

Completion Certificates

A personalized certificate for every video that you view

Mobile-Friendly Learning

A flexible interface that allows you to learn at school, at home, or on the go

Achievement Badges

Progress and learning achievements are celebrated with fun badges

Customized Branding

School-wide subscriptions receive a personalized experience

Collaboration Opportunities

School-wide subscribers can collaborate using online conversations

Unparalleled Support

Super-fast support from a real human being who is ready to help

Take a test drive

Wondering if webPD is the right fit for you? Try it out free for 7 days—no credit card required!

Simply request a free trial, and we will set you up with a one-week, no-obligation subscription.

Teacher watching webPD online professional development

“We loved the videos! 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 liked the flexibility to have the staff watch it at different times. The teachers really like the way Smekens products make sense.”
Marcia Alexander
Principal, Kingsford Heights Elementary School, Kingsford Heights, IN
“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

Subscription options

If you’re looking for affordable and effective professional development, look no further than webPD! For one low cost, subscribers have hundreds of hours of professional learning at their fingertips.

individual subscription

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.

Rely on webPD for trusted, high-energy PD all year long.


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 school-level analytics to assess participation and reward active subscribers.

Receive a customized experience branded to your school colors and logo.

Provide staff with a clear learning path by following playlists customized to your staff development goals.

Engage the entire staff in PD focused on your school’s specific priorities in reading and/or writing.

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 with a purchase order to Smekens Education.

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 school-wide subscription to allow each teacher to have a 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.