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Online Professional Development Overview
What kinds of online professional development does Solution Tree offer?
Solution Tree’s professional development services focus on professional learning communities (PLCs) and response to intervention (RTI), as well as topics such as leadership and assessment that could be more generally applied.
Solution Tree’s main form of professional development involves sending education experts and authors into schools to evaluate and teach methodology specifically tailored to that school’s needs and culture. However, since this is not feasible for individuals looking to further their education and might not work for certain schools or districts, Solution Tree also offers online professional development in the form of video playlists, short online courses for teachers and leaders, and Global PD Teams.
Solution Tree’s online PD playlists and Mini-Courses feature videos and materials from leading experts in education. The videos and courses can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection and allow you to learn at your own pace. For more information, see our comparison chart of online PD and our full listing of online Mini-Courses and PD playlists.
Global PD Teams is a great solution for fostering continuous professional development at the school or district level. Global PD Teams is an award-winning online service that encompasses teacher coaching, PLC tools, and the largest library of PLC videos and books in the world.
If you are looking into online PD at the schoolwide scale, you might also want to consider one of our Streaming Solutions, where you can stream our large conferences/institutes to your school without worrying about travel and extra expenses.
What professional development programs are available for teachers online at Solution Tree?
Solution Tree offers online Mini-Courses for teachers’ professional development, as well as more expansive professional development through Global PD Team's library and coaching tools.
Solution Tree’s online Mini-Courses focus on topics such as formative assessment and school leadership and provide quizzes to check for understanding as well as a certificate of course completion.
Global PD supports teachers by providing a robust collection of online book chapters, videos, and study guides featuring leading education experts in topic areas such as professional learning communities, response to intervention, assessment, school improvement, mathematics, literacy, and leadership.
To learn more about the differences between Solution Tree’s Mini-Courses and Global PD Teams, please see our online PD comparison chart.
Does Solution Tree offer online PD for graduate credit?
No. Solution Tree does not offer online PD courses in a graduate credit format. Instead, please see our selection of Mini-Courses that offer micro-credentials.
Does Solution Tree offer online PD for continuing education?
Yes. Solution Tree’s PD Playlists, Mini-Courses, and Global PD Teams offerings provide digital professional development accessed virtually. Moreover, our Mini-Courses offer certificates of completion for micro-credentialing. See our comparison of Solution Tree online PD to determine which format best serves your needs. For more information, please also see our FAQs on continuing education.