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Self-Paced Professional Learning in Literacy


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Online Self-Paced

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. 

Introduction to Literacy Shifts in Content Areas - Access this  1+ hour PD module (Student Achievement Partners) that can be adjusted to fit local needs.

Iowa AEA PD Online OER - Access a hub of high-quality professional development in many different formats.

RMC Research Educator's Academy - Offers modules for teaching adolescents, reading basics, and English language learners.

Standards Professional Learning Opportunity - ELA Literacy Modules Course Directions - Access an informational document for free professional learning around the English language arts/literacy standards. Individuals can choose to complete the modules as a course for one license renewal credit.

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Social Media

Twitter Feeds and Chats:

  • #iaedchat (Every Sunday at 8:00 pm CST)
  • #ILAchat (Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm CST)
  • #nctechat (Third Sunday of each month 7:00 pm CST)
  • #tcrwp (Every Wednesday 6:30 pm CST)
  • #titletalk (Third Sunday of each month 7:00 pm CST)

Twitter Feeds 

Literacy Leaders on Twitter

Young Adult Lit. on Twitter


ASCD - Sign up for webinars that address timely and relevant topics like student engagement, classroom technology, and instructional strategies.  

The Core Advocate Network - Hosts monthly webinars on a variety of issues related to the Common Core and College and Career Ready Standards. 

WestEd - Engage with expert presenters on key issues, challenges, and solutions related to education.


National Council of Teachers of English Podcast - Presents interviews with noted educators discussing current research and practice in the language arts.

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.