Self-Paced Professional Learning

A collection of archived webinars addressing topics related to high-quality English Language Arts materials.

Introduction to ELA Shifts (Grades K-12) – Access this 1-2 hour PD module (Student Achievement Partners) that can be adjusted to fit local needs.


Teaching Foundational Reading Skills Mooc-Ed (Free) – The Teaching Foundational Reading Skills MOOC-Ed will help you more effectively prepare your students in grades K–3 with the skills they need to become successful readers. This MOOC-Ed is organized around the recommendations of the Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide.


Intensive Intervention in Reading– The National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research offers an online course focused on intensive reading intervention. This course provides learners with an opportunity to extend their understanding of intensive intervention through in-depth exposure to data based individualization in reading, complete with exemplars from actual classroom teachers.  There are six modules within this course. This module covers considerations in reading instruction and intervention, progress monitoring and diagnostic data, and adaptations for word reading and comprehension.


Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties is an on-demand eLearning series that was developed by David Kilpatrick, Ph.D. in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education.


Education Week – Addresses boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction.


Reading Rockets Podcasts – Refresh your literacy knowledge anywhere, anytime with Reading Rockets’ podcast series.


UnboundEd: Podcasts with Literacy Experts – Provides educators with wisdom from the field’s top experts to better equip them with research-based strategies to assist students in reaching grade-level proficiency and ensure college- and career-readiness.


Nebraska Instructional Materials Collaborative – A collection of archived webinars addressing topics related to English Language Arts. – edWeb provides free edWebinars and professional learning communities so educators can share their best ideas and practices to improve teaching and learning, student achievement, and school culture.

Updated January 26, 2021 10:49am