Benefits of Virtual Professional Development

We know how important it is for you to keep your instruction current through regular professional learning events, but how do you choose the right virtual event? How can you fund PD right now if your school doesn’t have the budget? Will a virtual event be as effective as in-person PD? Although we don’t have all the answers, we would like to share some great funding resources and some thoughts on the benefits of virtual PD.

Building Strong Virtual Relationships with Students and Parents

How do you plan to tackle creating strong relationships with students and parents this school year?

“Students and parents don’t care what you know until they know that you care.” -Kendrick Johnson

Educators know that building and maintaining positive relationships with students and parents or guardians is crucial to a successful school year—and the first few weeks are critical for that strong relationship building. But what will school even look like in the fall? How can teachers build meaningful relationships if class is online or a blended learning environment?

What You Need to Know about the Virtual SDE National Conference


We are thrilled to offer the Virtual SDE National Conference!

Although this digital event is different from our annual summer conference in Las Vegas, it will still be a space of collaboration, inspiration, and learning during this extremely difficult time for educators. Sessions will cover the topics educators need right now as you prepare for back to school—whether it’s in person, remote, or a blend of both.

What's Happening in February?

For a short month, February has lots going on. As promised, the first blog post this month will give you some quick snapshots of national days, holidays, and interesting birthdays to work into the terrific teaching you are already doing.

January is Jammin'!

Welcome to a new year. We’ve always thought of January as a good time to go back to goals we may have made for ourselves at the beginning of the school year and to start or try a new routine or ritual in our classrooms.