Summer Professional Development for Teachers

After a tough year and a half for education due to the coronavirus pandemic, students are getting ready to head back into the classroom with widely offered summer school programs.

But children aren’t the only ones going back to school — teachers can also enhance their skills and attend summer professional development workshops to learn about and prepare for the upcoming school year.

What Happens at a Summer Professional Development Program?

While most professional development programs were held in person in the past, this year, many are going to be held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. However, most programs should more or less function in the same way as they did before.

These workshops give educators from around the world a chance to meet in a common space and share their experiences teaching inside of — or, in the case of this year, outside of — the classroom. Panelists and speakers will take the time to introduce new ideas that can change the way that you run the classroom and give you new insight into the latest educational studies.

The goal of these programs is to pass along knowledge to improve the way that you teach your students. From introducing new ideas to implementing revolutionary practices, professional development courses are sure to tackle exciting trends in education and provide an arena in which to discuss them.

Once the program is complete, participants are awarded a certificate to show that they have learned new skills during their time in the program, which can be helpful as proof of their new knowledge.

Especially for this summer, attending a professional development program could be helpful for teachers to prepare for the inevitable transition back into the classroom.

TCI 2021 Virtual Summit

For those who are interested in furthering their education skills at a professional development workshop, no look further than the TCI Virtual Summit.
The free TCI Virtual Summit will be taking place from Wednesday, July 28, through Thursday, July 29, 2021, with each of its events happening online. Join more than 2,000 K-12 educators from across the country as we discuss a wide range of topics including:

  • Culturally responsive teaching strategies.
  • Gamification.
  • How to build a supportive classroom community.
  • Inclusive science practices.
  • How to foster civil discourse in your classroom.

At the end of the program, a certificate will be mailed to each participant showing proof of mastery for a particular subject matter. These can then be used to request hours for professional development credit — although which schools and districts will accept them will vary.

Interested in attending our free virtual summit? Sign up today and secure your place for the conference, or attend our pre-summit on July 27 for a quick refresher about the program.

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