Professional Development Point Opportunities
Virtual Trainings

Apple Educator Coaching Sessions (email: appleprofessionallearning@apple.com)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per session (varies by topic)
  • Free 30 minute one-on-one virtual coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning Specialists
  • Virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning specialists are available for free to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows.
  • Send an email to appleprofessionallearning@apple.com to request a virtual coaching session (save confirmation emails for certificate). 

Apple Educator Remote Learning Series (https://video.ibm.com/apple-edu-learning-series)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • On-demand videos on how to support remote learning
  • Help educators use the built-in features of their Apple products to enable remote learning for all students.
  • Documentation notes from video required in place of certificate

BrainPop Webinars (https://educators.brainpop.com/professional-development/webinars/)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • Weekly live webinars on various topics for instruction.
  • On demand webinar videos 3-4 after live webinar.

EdWeb Webinars (https://home.edweb.net/webinars/)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • Sign up for a free account
  • Daily live webinars on various topics for instruction.

IXL Learning Library (https://www.ixl.com/resources/professional-learning)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • Free 30 minute live webinars daily (worth 1 PDP each)
  • This collection of 40+ videos offers guidance on every feature of IXL, as well as implementation best practices.

Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program provides primary source-based staff development to teachers across the country
  • Explore the professional development content from the Library's professional development institutes and workshops.
  • Explore short videos on using resources and teaching strategies for using primary sources in the classroom. 

Nearpod Live Webinars (https://nearpod.com/blog/resources/)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • Self-paced training videos that are more self teaching and less of a course
  • Download your attendance list or email for attending

Renaissance (https://www.renaissance.com/webinars/)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • On-Demand webinars/videos
  • Using student data from STAR and AR to drive instruction
  • Certificates will be issued at a later date (document hours and sessions watched).

School Website Training (https://www.newportgrammar.org/sys/account/library)

  • Credits: 3 PDPs for completion
  • Better utilization of the school website for parent/student communication
  • Recorded webinar for website training
  • To access: 1) click on the "chevron" next to Site Library, 2) select the Teacher Training Video folder, and 3) double-click on the name of the video in the folder that opens.

Simple K-12 (https://www.simplek12.com/)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • Live and On-Demand webinars/videos
  • Variety of subject area/content specific webinars

Smithsonian (https://www.si.edu/educators/professional-development)

  • Credits: 1 PDP per 1 hour (varies by topic)
  • On-Demand webinars/videos
  • Variety of subject area/content specific webinars
Certifications

Apple Teacher (https://appleteacher.apple.com/#/auth/sign-in)

  • Credits: 10 PDPs
  • Become a certified Apple Teacher (3-year certification)
  • Participants must have their own individual BrainPOP teacher username associated with an active school account.
  • Discover more than 120 skill-building lessons
  • Test the new skills you’ve learned by taking interactive quizzes in the Apple Teacher Learning Center.
  • Pass a quiz, earn a new badge.
  • Collect all six badges for either iPad or Mac to become a recognized Apple Teacher.
  • You’ll be rewarded with an official Apple Teacher logo that you can share with the world, an Apple Teacher profile frame to use in social media, and a personalized printable certificate you can display.

BrainPop Certified (https://educators.brainpop.com/professional-development/certified-brainpop-educator-program/)

  • Credits: 5 PDPs
  • Become a certified BrainPop educator (3-year certification)
  • Participants must have their own individual BrainPOP teacher username associated with an active school account.
  • Completion of BrainPOP 101
  • Sign-up for summer 2020 cohort

Google Certified (https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/certification)

  • Credits: 15 PDPs
  • Become a certified Google Educator educator (3-year certification)
  • In order to receive the Google Certified Educator status, you will need to pass the corresponding Level 1 or Level 2 exams. These exams are mostly performance based exams that test you on your ability to use Google for Education tools in a classroom setting. To register for an exam, click here.

Nearpod Certified (https://nearpod.com/certified-educator)

  • Credits: 7 PDPs
  • Become a certified Nearpod educator
  • After going through training, build a lesson and submit it to Nearpod for certification.

Vocabulary.com Certified (https://www.vocabulary.com/professional-development/certified-educator/)

  • Credits: 7 PDPs
  • Become a certified Vocabulary.com educator (3-year certification)
  • An official certificate with course hours, Certified Educator badge on your Vocabulary.com profile page, and Certified Educator email signature graphic
  • 3-part webinar series, plus qualifying exam
How to Upload a PDP Certificate
  1. Go to your Educator Profile on TNCompass.
  2. Select the Licensure top tab.
  3. Scroll down to the Professional Development Points section.
  4. Click on the blue Add PDPs button.
  5. Enter the requested information (hours must match your certificate)
  6. Click Add and then Continue at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Click Add Attachment, select the PDF of your certificate to upload, and click Continue.
  8. Review the information on the final screen and click Submit (if correct).