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.
SSD Professional Development Summer Menu
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English Language Arts
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