Professional Development

Our learning opportunities are designed to fit your goals and busy schedule.

Gain a new perspective, add more tools to your teaching toolbox, and benefit from the experience and fellowship of other teachers—from your own district and around the world.

Our offerings introduce humanities, civics, social studies, and ELA educators to innovative teaching strategies, resources, and the scholarship that make teachers more effective and lead to increased student engagement and learning.


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Upcoming Professional Development

Explore our full calendar of live online events, ranging from free one-hour webinars to in-depth facilitated courses.

Explorations Workshops | View Calendar

Summer 2022 Professional Development Offerings

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Classroom Videos

Get a glimpse inside real classrooms in our library of videos. You'll see our teaching strategies in action, experience classroom conversations, and hear teacher tips on how to build reflective classrooms. Our classroom videos are typically 4–10 minutes long.


View Classroom Videos



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Register for one of our free one-hour webinars and get introduced to a timely issue, featured expert, or historical period. We offer both live and on-demand webinars including Students as Changemakers; Creating Community, Centering Students; and Responding to Hate in Your School.


Upcoming Webinars |  On-Demand Webinars



Online Courses

Sign up for the course that best fits your needs. We offer both facilitated and self-paced online courses that run for 3–6 weeks. Six-week facilitated courses begin throughout the year, while our on-demand offerings are available when you are. Topics include Holocaust and Human Behavior, the Reconstruction Era, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Choices in Little Rock.


Facilitated Courses |  Self-Paced Courses



A Teacher Gets Energized and Inspired

Christina Baik, an English teacher at Boston College High School, shares the personal and professional impact of our seminars and workshops.

We Offer Payment Assistance

Find out about payment and registration assistance, graduate credits, and more.

Our Courses Are Just the Beginning

After participating in professional development, we are here to support you with everything that you need to create effective and impactful classroom experiences. Educators who take a course or workshop with us can receive:

Personalized coaching and support

Access to our free lending library of materials

Announcements about annual teaching grants

Search Our Global Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.