Core PD

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Core PD delivers teacher-focused professional development courses with student-centered strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom to achieve measurable results. We understand the dynamics of teaching—how children learn and the reality of the school days. Our master teachers and subject matter experts craft practical, content-rich courses and strategies that elevate student learning and achievement.

Elevate education with professional development focused on learning by doing

  • Our facilitated courses engage teachers in discovery-based, hands-on learning strategies that make a significant difference in their classrooms
  • We partner with leading educators and academic institutions to develop and deliver unique professional growth and coaching
  • Core PD delivers modular, multimedia content online so teachers can fit it into their busy schedules

Core PD Course List

Understanding the Mathematical Practices, Grades K–8

A hands-on learning course for every educator to learn how CCSS, Standards for Mathematical Practices help improve students’ math proficiency. Learn more.

Where’s the Math? PreK–K

Learn and try developmentally appropriate strategies to integrate math into your early childhood classroom. Learn more.

Common Core Fractions, Grades 3–5

This course provides the support needed to improve conceptual understanding and teaching of fractions. Learn more.

"This course was well organized and the ideas were backed up by videos, hands-on activities, and discussions."

– Patrycia Mietka, Elementary Teacher, Chicago, IL

"I was very impressed with the content and learned some valuable ideas to take back to my classroom."

– Cecelia Blue-Ford, Preschool Teacher, Chicago, IL

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Common Core Fractions

Getting Started
Module 1: Fraction Foundations
Course Resources: Syllabus, PDFs, and videos

Early Childhood Mathematics, Course 1: Where’s the Math?

Getting Started

Module 1b: What Is Best Practice in Teaching Mathematics to Young Children?
Course Resources: Syllabus, PDFs, and videos

Understanding the Mathematical Practices

Getting Started
Module 2: Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Course Resources: Syllabus, PDFs, and video

Make an immediate and significant difference in your classroom today with Core PD

Core PD Online Self-Directed Learning Options

Core PD offers cost effective and engaging online courses that are available when you are. The flexible, modular design includes discovery-based, hands-on learning strategies teachers can easily implement in their classrooms. Courses can be accessed for 90 days and take 10–12 contact hours.

Core PD On Location Group Learning Options

The Core PD On Location, facilitates customizable sessions that promote lively discussion through the introduction of hands-on teaching practices by experts. Our teaching experts facilitate on-site events that will inspire you with practical and effective strategies you can incorporate in your classroom right away.

Core PD Blended Learning Options

The Core PD Blended Model offers school districts an unique combination of on-site and individual instruction. While on-site bridge theory and practice through lively discussion, demonstrations, and problem solving. Have participants work at home to refine skills and set personal goals for improvement.


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