Professional Development For Educators

Why is Teacher Development Important?

Because Students Deserve the Best!

At Brandman we know that between lesson planning, teaching, and administrative commitments, it can be difficult to find the time for professional development. That is why we created several programs to fit your busy lifestyle.

Introduction to Project Based Learning Experiences
Looking for ways to engage your students? Project Based Learning (PBL) is a popular instructional model that connects academic skills with real world learning. 

STEM Integration for PreK-6
Investigate the impact of STEM education in order to develop and deliver effective STEM lessons and share this information with others to expand STEM methods in your school or school district.

Applying Brain Based Teaching Strategies to Classroom Practice

Utilize evidence-based practices based on research in neuroscience and psychology to create an effective brain-based lesson.

Essentials of Interpersonal Communication
Develop the skills necessary to effectively interact and communicate with others.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence
This course will provide insights and tools for increasing your leadership influence and effectiveness at all levels of the organization.

Resolving Conflict
Develop the skills to identify, address, and resolve conflict in and out of the workplace.

Growth Mindset
A growth mindset is the foundation for resilience and persistence. Learn how to create a lesson plan that teaches the concepts and strategies for developing a growth mindset.

Math – Deepening Conceptual Understanding
Create instruction centered around building conceptual understanding of mathematics by exploring the importance of language, contextual relationships, multiple perspectives, and making connections between ideas.

Integrated ELD Instruction in Math
Create an integrated unit plan that incorporates English Language Development (ELD) strategies focused on academic language, vocabulary development, and listening and speaking in K-6 mathematics. 

Coaching for Educators
This online program teaches educators how to apply coaching skills to leadership competencies outlined in the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL).

Independent Study
These self-paced, project-based courses provide educators a framework for exploring a topic and allow the freedom to choose your own focus and readings. 

Directed Study
These self-paced, online courses allow educators to delve deeply into a new topic or increase knowledge in an existing area of interest through a variety of activities – readings, journals, videos, case studies, etc.

Learning Circles
Gather with your peers to dive into a book or issue in a Learning Circle. Ideal for after-school planning, grade-level meetings, book clubs, or other venues that encourage meaningful professional discussions. Our Learning Circles provide a framework for discussions and readings to improve professional practice.

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