The purpose of this guide is to provide teachers, principals, school administrators and others with valuable information and resources to help them in their search for quality professional development and continuing education programs. Topics covered include federal, state and local education requirements, and the training types and modes available.

Below you will find our listings of quality professional development and continuing education providers. We have compiled these lists with affordability in mind. However, it is important that teachers searching for professional development programs in a specific subject area consider as many different providers as possible.

We have listed some of the best sources of professional development courses for the most in-demand subject areas. 


The purpose of this list is to provide teachers with a list of district approved books for growth and development.

This list in not comprehensive, therefore, if there is a book you would like to count towards professional development contact us.


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Teaching with Intention: Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, Taking Action, K-5 by Debbie Miller

Teaching What Matters Most by Richard W. Strong, Harvey F. Silver, Matthew J. Perini

Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess by

Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan William 

Seven Myths About Education by Daisy Christodoulou 

Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates

Bringing Words to Life by Isabel L Beck, Margaret G McKeown and Linda Lucan 

Make It Stick by Peter C Brown, Henry L Roediger and Mark A McDaniel 

Why Knowledge Matters by ED Hirsch

Inside the Subject: A Theory of Identity for the Study of Writing by Raul Sanchez

Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom, Second Edition by Deborah Dean

Principles to Actions by NCTM (free download)

Minds Online: Teaching Effectively With Technology by Michelle D. Miller

Out Of Our Minds by Ken Robinson

The Unschooled Mind by Howard Gardner

The Pedagogy Of The Oppressed by Paulo Freire or A Framework for Understanding Povertyby Ruby Payne

Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction