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Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement, so it is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced educators. Edutopia


Resources for Leading PD for Teachers

Resources for High Quality ELA Instruction



Kylene Beers

This blog offers information on her upcoming PD sessions as well as data and resources from Beers’ work with Robert E. Probst (Notice and Note.) Includes frequent blog posts about the teaching practices that support reading and provides downloadable resources.


This website houses articles and resources for teacher professional development. Of interest are the blog and video resources.

Frank Serafini

This comprehensive website offers information on the reading workshop as well as reading visual and multi media texts. Dr. Serafini has a series of podcasts and a blog where he discusses his current work and offers resources of interest for professional development leaders.

Teaching Channel

This website offers videos of classroom practice in all subject areas. Of particular interest for ELA professional development leaders are the videos on collaborative learning structures and examples of professional development structures with guiding questions.

Teaching Works (University of Michigan)

This website offers information on high leverage teaching practices as well as articles, presentations and other resources related to teacher training.

Read Write Think (NCTE)

This comprehensive website offers lesson plans and other resources for elementary and secondary ELA.