Empower Every Teacher to Reach Every Learner.

PD sessions powered by recognized experts

  • JeffStarr
  • Dr. LoreaMartinez
  • Conscious ClassroomManagement
  • Dr. AdriaKlein
  • RebeccaHorwitz
  • Joanna HoBradshaw

Here is what you get:

Expert-derived content Step 1

Expert-derived content

We carefully select research-based content from top thought leaders in education.

Highly experiential delivery Step 1

Highly experiential delivery

Our team of world-class designers translates expert-derived content into experience-rich, tech-enhanced workshops.

Site-based PD delivered by YOU! Step 1

Site-based PD delivered by the very best...YOU.

Simply select a Learning Labs workshop, review it once or twice, then run it with your staff. Run each session whenever, wherever and however you want.

Customizable workshops for K-12 teachers across disciplines

Partner: New Teacher Center
Grade level: PreK-12
An intro to mentoring teachers

An Introduction to Mentoring Teachers: A Strengths-Based Approach

Mentors play a critical role in a teacher’s world. What you say and how you say it matters. Get access to one of the New Teacher Center’s best tools EVER, and learn how it can be used to structure consistent, meaningful, and transformative conversations that can shift teaching behaviors and deeply-held beliefs about student learning.

Partner: Geneva Europa
Grade level: PreK-12
Lesson Planning

Lesson Planning: Unpacking Standards to Improve Instruction

In order to teach the standards well, we must understand what’s inside. Experience two strategies for unpacking standards that can lead to improved instruction and deeper learning.

Partner: The Authors of Conscious Classroom Management
Grade level: K-12
Conscious Classroom Management

Conscious Classroom Management: Creating Positive Connections with Our Most Challenging Students

Your beliefs are incredibly important because they subconsciously influence how you treat your students. This session challenges two common assumptions and explores specific techniques you can use to build relationships with your hardest-to-reach students.

Partner: Dr. Lorea Martinez
Grades: K-12
Social Emotional Learning

Naming and Navigating Emotions

Did you know that simply naming your emotions is the key to managing them? In this session, learn what emotions are and try out six strategies you can use to help students name and navigate emotions during daily instruction.

Grades: K-12
ELs and Vocabulary

ELs and Vocabulary: Choosing Which Words to Teach

Many teachers are trained to focus on teaching content-specific vocabulary. Explore the far-reaching benefits of teaching high-frequency, cross-content vocabulary and learn new tools and strategies to support Tier 2 vocabulary instruction.

  • Partner: New Teacher Center
    Grade level: PreK-12
    An intro to mentoring teachers

    An Introduction to Mentoring Teachers: A Strengths-Based Approach

    Mentors play a critical role in a teacher’s world. What you say and how you say it matters. Get access to one of the New Teacher Center’s best tools EVER, and learn how it can be used to structure consistent, meaningful, and transformative conversations that can shift teaching behaviors and deeply-held beliefs about student learning.

  • Partner: Geneva Europa
    Grade level: PreK-12
    Lesson Planning

    Lesson Planning: Unpacking Standards to Improve Instruction

    In order to teach the standards well, we must understand what’s inside. Experience two strategies for unpacking standards that can lead to improved instruction and deeper learning.

  • Partner: The Authors of Conscious Classroom Management
    Grade level: K-12
    Conscious Classroom Management

    Conscious Classroom Management: Creating Positive Connections with Our Most Challenging Students

    Your beliefs are incredibly important because they subconsciously influence how you treat your students. This session challenges two common assumptions and explores specific techniques you can use to build relationships with your hardest-to-reach students.

  • Partner: Dr. Lorea Martinez
    Grades: K-12
    Social Emotional Learning

    Naming and Navigating Emotions

    Did you know that simply naming your emotions is the key to managing them? In this session, learn what emotions are and try out six strategies you can use to help students name and navigate emotions during daily instruction.

  • Grades: K-12
    ELs and Vocabulary

    ELs and Vocabulary: Choosing Which Words to Teach

    Many teachers are trained to focus on teaching content-specific vocabulary. Explore the far-reaching benefits of teaching high-frequency, cross-content vocabulary and learn new tools and strategies to support Tier 2 vocabulary instruction.

See what the Learning Labs collection has to offer here

Flexible Teacher Development

Learning Labs can be used at multiple times and in multiple places. Each 1-hour session can be run in isolation or stacked together for:

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  • Icon Content meetings Content team meetings
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What's the buzz?

Check out what people are saying about Learning Labs.

Dave Laurance
Open quote As a school Principal who does not have extensive education with regard to pedagogy and best practices, it greatly reduced my stress level to have PD that was based on research and created by experts. I also loved being able to model the power of Nearpod for teachers. Close quote
Dave Laurance — Principal, Beechwood School
Justin Cook
Open quote This is gold, PD gold. Close quote
Justin Cook — Vice Principal, Maryville Schools
Britten Clark-Huyck
Open quote An avenue to deliver experiential PD to really touch teachers' hearts. Teachers will leave the PD inspired and energized with immediate application in their pockets. Close quote
Britten Clark-Huyck — Instructional Coach, Corvallis School District
Jason Engilis
Open quote So easy a caveman could do it. Close quote
Jason Engilis — Teacher, Sunset High School
Billy Spicer
Open quote It was a great mix of research, media applications and strategies delivered in the gradual release model, I do, We do, You do. This hit the nail on the head. You nailed it! Close quote
Billy Spicer — Instructional Coach, Lake Zurich CUSD 95
Eryn Pluim
Open quote My teachers would much much prefer this style of professional development. They got more out of what Nearpod did today than they do from the PDs they are usually offered. Close quote
Eryn Pluim — Instructional Coach, Gloucester County Public Schools

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