When teachers thrive, everyone wins—especially students!

To win in the classroom, teachers need proven techniques for teaching reading & writing.
Help every teacher thrive with simple & effective strategies that work.

webPD by Smekens Education


yes Practical, research-based strategies
yes Convenient on-demand format
yes Hundreds of hours of video content

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Equip Large Groups

Equip Large Groups

Spice up professional development days with training videos that cover reading, writing, and content area literacy.

Target Specific Needs

Target Specific Needs

Address the unique needs that face primary, intermediate, and secondary classrooms with grade-specific modeled mini-lessons.

Learn Everywhere

Learn Everywhere

Learn classroom-ready strategies on your smartphone, tablet, or computer from any location you choose.


Learn relevant topics for today's classroom
Categories include:

Writer's Workshop
Writing Units/Genres
Writing Mini-Lessons
Writing about Reading
Readers Workshop
Reading Comprehension
Content Area Literacy
Standardized Tests

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7-Day Free Trial

Receive full access to all webPD videos for one week.

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Meet Your Guides

Kristina Smekens
Kristina Smekens | President & Lead Consultant
After watching Kristina's webPD videos, teachers feel excited and ready to apply new ideas in their own classrooms. This is because Kristina has a gift for making the complex seem simple. Teachers learn how to meet the needs of readers and writers by bridging the gap between education research and practical classroom-tested strategies that get results.
Kristi McCullough
Kristi McCullough | Literacy Consultant
Teachers love the authentic, "from-the-trenches" insight that Kristi McCullough offers during her engaging webPD videos. Her own experience as a K-5 reading and writing teacher and literacy coach provides the perfect backdrop for Kristi to share practical ways to deliver research-based best practice, classroom-tested strategies that work.

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How to Get Started

Step 1

a Subscription Option

Talk with the webPD team to select the best viewing option for your situation.
Step 2

Strategies that Work

Watch the on-demand videos
at your own pace.
Step 3

Every Student

Implement what you learned
to help students right away!


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Frequently Asked Questions
What is webPD?

What is webPD?

The online portal to professional learning from Smekens Education, webPD provides engaging video seminars on today’s most relevant reading and writing topics for K-12 teachers.

Subscribers enjoy on-demand access to hundreds of hours of professional learning videos. With video content for teachers across the K-12 spectrum, webPD also provides a downloadable resource or article to accompany each session.
Can I get continuing education credits for watching webPD videos?

Can I get continuing education credits for watching webPD videos?

webPD Verified View
Verified View
When schools choose the “Verified View” subscription path, users may download a completion certificate after completing each video.
webPD Flexible View
Flexible View
If the “Flexible View” subscription path is chosen, no completion certificates are included.
Who is allowed to watch?

Who is allowed to watch?

Individual subscriptions provide access to webPD for one person. School-wide subscriptions provide access for every staff member in the building.

Sharing access to your webPD subscription is strictly prohibited. A violation of this policy will result in a non-refundable cancellation of any and all active subscriptions.

District-wide discounted pricing is also available. Please contact our office to get the details, (888) 376-0448.

How does the free trial work?

How does the free trial work?

If you are interested in learning more about webPD, the first step is to sign up for a free trial. During your 7 days of full access, you are welcome to explore and watch as many videos as you like. Your access to the webPD library will automatically end after 7 days.