For the sake of equipping and encouraging as many educators as possible on their paths to long-term flourishing and professional excellence, I began creating online professional development courses for teachers in 2016. Outside of the normal load of research and writing that I take on each year, this is the primary means through which I hope to improve education in the years to come. While I enjoy traveling to schools and conferences around the world, I'm only too aware that this method of professional development is limited in its scope and high in its cost to myself and those I visit.
So, all-online, schedule-friendly professional development is key if we're all going to create flourishing, effective careers in education.
Below, you'll find what I've made so far.
The Student Motivation Course
This course consists of 35+ video lessons of 2-10 in length. Each lesson includes a reflective application exercise that can be completed online, in your journal, or through in-person conversation with other people at your site. The course is built around the five key beliefs beneath student motivation, which I explain in-depth in the second chapter of These 6 Things, and which I've written about on the blog extensively, including here, here, here, and here.
To learn more about the course, click here.
The Teaching with Articles Course
The first online course I created was in response to the many questions I receive from readers about guru Kelly Gallagher's “article of the week” assignment. In the course, I walk through my nine moves for teaching with texts (featured in Chapter 5 of These 6 Things), and I include real-life video examples from my classroom.
To learn more about the Teaching with Articles course, click here.
A note on pricing
My courses are priced well below what I think they are worth, based on my own professional development experiences at conferences and in my master's degree programming. However, the mission of my website — which you'll find at the top of this page — drives my pricing.
If you've requested funding for course participation from your administration and have been denied (here's an article we wrote to help with that), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know a price that works for your personal budget. We appreciate your support of the work here at DaveStuartJr.com.