Workshops

Looking for that perfect bite-size professional learning opportunity? Earn 5 hours of professional development points/credits by participating in one of the UVA Wise Center for Teaching Excellence Pop PD online workshops! Sharpen your skills anytime, anywhere!

Pop PD Workshops offer:

  • Just in time learning!
  • Enroll anytime and you have up to 32 days to complete your workshop at your pace!
  • 5 hours of professional development at your own pace!
  • An ever-expanding list of topics!
  • Starting at only $39!  Certificate of participation provided upon completion.

Current and Upcoming Workshops


All Rivers Lead to the Ocean–Intro into Gifted Education

This will be a look into the basics of gifted learners and gifted education.

  • $39, Instructor Sarah Medukas

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Assessment Made Easy: Integrating Online Assessments into Your Curriculum  

Why should teachers even consider integrating online assessments into the curriculum? They are a great way to make learning fun and engaging. Instead of calling on a few students during review, every student is responsible for reviewing, practicing, and learning the information.    

  • $39, Instructor Deandra Jones    

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Building Better Coaching Relationships

This workshop will guide instructional coaches through five modules that explore the intricacies of the coaching relationship and ways to make the process of coaching teachers more effective and beneficial    

  • $39, Instructor Heather Askea    

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Creating a School Culture That Promotes Student Growth and Achievement    

An uplifting and energetic school culture has been shown to have a significant effect on student growth and achievement.  In this professional development, participants will explore four components that act as pieces of a puzzle to form a school culture that focuses on student success. These pieces (Relationships, Passion, Rigor, and Communication) are the most essential elements of a professional learning community.  The series has entertaining and thought-provoking videos that promote self-reflection.  Enroll today and promote positive change for both yourself and school.    

  • $39, Instructor Rick Bolling    

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Five Apps that Make Google Classroom EVEN Better!     

This workshop will guide teachers through five modules that explore the five apps/extensions that work beautifully with Google Classroom to enhance teaching and learning.    

  • $39, Instructor Heather Askea

COMING SOON


Gamifying Instruction with Google

This workshop consists of (5) one-hour modules designed to enhance classroom instruction with the implementation of Gamification strategies, and Google apps to increase motivation, engagement, and participation.    

  • $39, Instructor Christi Collins

COMING SOON


Grammar Galore

All educators need to know and understand some basic rules of grammar. This class is designed to help any educator improve grammar skills in their classrooms and in their daily lives.

  • $39, Instructor Fay Garrison    

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Grammar Galore Part TWO    

All educators need to know and understand some basic rules of grammar. This class is the second installment of Grammar Galore and is designed to help any educator improve grammar skills in their classrooms and in their daily lives.  

  • $39, Instructor Fay Garrison    

NOW ENROLLING


How to Train the Time-Crunched Teacher    

Professional development in a school setting can be tricky. Teachers have many responsibilities and duties already, so finding time for training and methodology improvement can be nearly impossible for educators who are already stretched thin. Although difficult, creating opportunities for teachers to hone their skills isn’t impossible and if done correctly can be very successful. Join me as we look at some of the methods and techniques for successfully training and preparing teachers to use 21st-century technologies and teaching strategies that enhance instruction and promote student achievement without overwhelming the Time-Crunched Teacher.    

  • $39, Instructor Daniel Vanover    

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Oh the Games You Can Play to Learn Vocabulary    

Vocabulary development is the backbone of learning and understanding of any subject. Want to learn fun ideas that will enhance your vocabulary instruction? If so, this is the workshop for you!    

  • $39, Instructor Angela Turley    

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Power Over Poverty    

This workshop addresses how to recognize and help students who are living in poverty.    

  • $39, Instructor Fay Garrison    

NOW ENROLLING


QR Codes in the Classroom    

This workshop will guide educators through five modules designed to enhance your knowledge and implementation of QR codes in the classroom.    

  • $39, Instructor Heather Askea    

NOW ENROLLING


The Significance of Place: An Intro to Place-based Learning    

Struggling with making lasting, real-world connections to your lesson activities? Place-based Learning could be the perfect approach to get your students applying their skills and knowledge. Find out what it is and how you can use it in your classroom!    

  • $39, Instructor Heather Askea

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Understanding Conflict    

The conflict process can be broken down into 5 distinct phases. Understanding the characteristics and functions of each phase can equip individuals with skills to deal more effectively with conflict situations at work, at home, and in the community.    

  • $39, Instructor James Garrison    

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Using Graphic Organizers and Anchor Charts in Science    

Graphic Organizers and Anchor Chart help students to visually make connections to what they are learning. So grab some paper, markers, scissors, and glue to begin creating fun learning activities.

  • $39, Instructor Angela Turley    

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Using the SAMR Model to Infuse Technology Into Instruction    

This workshop will guide educators through five modules designed to enhance classroom instruction through the implementation of the SAMR Model. Through exploration of this model and the technology tools associated with it, educators will gain the knowledge to create tech-rich student activities that promote higher-order thinking skills. 

  • $39, Instructor Brad Bielawski    

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Statistical Charts Using Excel    

Learning to create charts using Excel will help you appeal to visual learners in your own classes. By using Excel, you can create charts that are easy to read and understand. You will learn 4 different statistical charts and how to create each using real-life data sets.    

  • $39, Instructor Ann-Delyse Hopkins    

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Workplace Readiness Skills    

The Workplace Readiness Skills were updated and launched in classrooms throughout the Commonwealth in the Fall, 2019.  The new skills are incorporated into every Career and Technical Education course within the state as they have been since 1998.  This update marks the third major overhaul to the WRS and is grounded in literature research and employer/educator surveys.  This workshop will explore ways to apply them in your classroom.

  • $39, Instructor Deandra Jones    

NOW ENROLLING

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