About Customizable Professional Development
Customizable Professional Development’s primary purpose is to improve educational outcomes for today’s student by providing high quality, targeted professional development for teachers.
Our instructors are dedicated to providing meaningful professional development for teachers in order to increase their students’ learning outcomes. Our approach of professional development models an individualized approach to education that in many ways is lacking in today’s schools. Our instructors share the mantra of – “No Busy Work” in our professional development offerings.
CPD is committed to ensuring that what you learn in our courses is implemented effectively into your classroom. Our instructors are always available to answer your questions and help you brainstorm solutions and strategies – even after you complete your course!
We are with you every step of the way from registering for your courses, completing your coursework and receiving your completion certificate. Our instructors are available by email, SKYPE and Google Hangouts to help you successfully complete your courses.
Our instructors are all still classroom teachers. Many of our instructors have received degrees in instructional technology and are Google Certified!
Our instructors share the mantra of – “No Busy Work” in our professional development offerings. All materials and required assignments result in a lesson, worksheet or other usable material for a teacher’s classroom, or a reflection on how to improve their practice based on the research based professional development they are completing.
We pride ourselves in offering an extensive course catalog. We have course titles focused on Instructional Technology, Special Education, Math, ELA, Social Studies and Character Education. Have an idea/need for a course you don’t see? Let us know!
What Our Customers Say
This course should be a required course for every classroom teacher. I have no doubt this disorder is much more prevalent than is thought due to the fact that teachers (the front line) are not even aware that it exists. This needs to change because the symptoms are real and definitely affect the child, family, and teachers the entire time that child is in school. Each child that has this can be helped by learning skills to overcome the deficits, but if they do not know that they have it...they can't learn skills that will help them throughout their life.
I really liked the balance between scholarly articles and practical applications that I was able to use right away in my class. Very few PD courses try to find this balance and I appreciate it! I also found it very helpful that the instructor had included links for videos with teachers using that strategies. It was great to see the practice in action so I had a better idea of how to use it in my own classroom.
I really liked that this class provided relevant information and strategies that I could take back to my classroom immediately.
This course gave many awesome strategies to utilize within my special ed classroom as well as the general ed classroom. It was a very user friendly course. Many of the strategies and learning techniques are something that gen ed teachers will be able to implement within their class. I am excited to share all the information I learned with my colleagues and students!
This class was very helpful to establish better study skills for the Special Ed student.
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. I was very pleased that this course was offered and am excited to utilize what I have learned within my classroom. I have shared much of the content already with other staff and am working on trying to get some PD time to rework our current math units. My students have actually said although my questions make them work harder it has helped them "figure things out" better! You did an amazing job of designing this course and were very quick to reply to my questions and grade submissions. I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Thank you so much for the great course this summer on PBL. I was able to utilize so much of what I did in the course in our grade level summer literacy planning sections. It changed my perspective completely and overall approach to planning. I look forward to taking more classes with you in the future as I found the setup of the course easy to follow and content valuable.
This course was absolutely fantastic, and I would certainly recommend it to a friend or colleague! The material was very relevant to what I want and need to do in the classroom. I have been intimidated by Project Based Learning and attempting to implement it in my classroom. This course broke it down into manageable chunks, and by the end, I was beyond excited to implement my first project based learning project in my classroom!