Strengthen knowledge, skills, and leadership with
research-informed professional development from The Pro Associates. View all of our services to discover high-quality solutions for those engaged in secondary education and higher education
Professional development refers to the different types of educational
experiences related to a person's work. Bank managers, accountants, doctors, educators, lawyers, engineers, athletes, and people in a large variety of businesses and professions invest in
professional development to learn and apply new skills and knowledge that will improve their job performance.
Most career fields require individuals to participate in ongoing learning
approved by the profession, often as a requirement for staying employed. Professionals often invest in educational experiences, seeking new skills in order to increase personal market value.
Our professional development services offer 3 tiers of delivery:
*Workshops, academies, and conferences
*Videos and Courses
*Workshops, Academies, and Conferences
In education, research has proven that teaching quality and
school leadership are the most important contributors to raising student achievement. For instructors and administrators and educational leaders to be as effective as possible, they continually
broaden their knowledge and skills to implement the best learning practices. Educators are instructed to assist students, helping them learn at the highest levels.
The Pro Associates believes that professional development is
necessary throughout the career of an educator. Professional development programs should help educators gain and improve the knowledge and skills important to their subject. Workshops should assure
that these teachers have new strategies for planning, implementation, and evaluation. A school's overall academic achievement depends on teachers who are provided support. In order for school
systems to place high standards on students, educators must place a high standard on themselves.
workshop with The Pro Associates emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning. Each workshop is highly participatory. The facilitator favors an interactive approach over a lecture style in order to
provide attendees with concepts and activities relevant to their grade level and discipline(s). Workshop attendees spend most of the session engaged in hands-on, classroom activities. Possible
workshop activities include issues debate, interactive stories, demonstrations, classroom discussion, graphing, and cooperative group problem-solving. Workshop activities cater to multiple
disciplines and utilize highly effective strategies.
result of each workshop, participants will be equipped with tools and course content which can be implemented into their classroom lessons.
learning strategies and topics covered for each workshop are customized to be grade-level appropriate to correlate with the content, skills, and standard curriculum outlined in state and national
standards. Workshop agenda can be tailored to emphasize specific disciplines (English, Math, social studies, etc.).
Our goal is to keep our workshops moderately priced. The workshop fee for a professional development workshop for teachers is determined by the length of the
workshop and the take-home materials that are provided for attendees. Teacher Workshops vary in length from two hours to a full day, depending on your organization’s needs.
Fees range from $125/hour to $700 for a full day session; Fees for materials-which may include data charts, posters, and gifts- are $5-15/person; Travel and
lodging expenses may be required.
This service is provided for the beginning teacher or the
veteran instructor who seeks additional help with classroom management. Classroom management is the toughest challenge educators face, and some instructors have different approaches and may need
extra tips on how to effectively manage students.
Face-to-face coaching with The Pro Associates provides
instructors the opportunity to learn strategies with a certified instructor with decades of experience. Coaching may be conducted face-to-face if traveling is involved or via video
The learning strategies will involve classroom management
techniques that have proven successful, but course content may also involve lesson planning. A teacher’s lesson plan makes up the outline for learning strategies, and the more fun a lesson, the more
effective. This is why The Pro Associates are big advocates for differentiated learning, lesson planning that includes several different learning strategies throughout the course of each classroom
Our goal is to keep our face-to-face coaching moderately priced, since these services can be purchased by the individual teacher…and we are well aware of the
average teacher salary.
Fees range from $75/hour. Travel and lodging fees may apply.
*Videos and Courses
Our videos are created for public school teachers and administrators. Each is designed to showcase a particular strategy or teaching tool that a certified
instructor has successfully employed in the classroom.
A majority of our videos are accessible via The Pro Associates YouTube channel or our Instagram handle.
Video content is appropriate for all ages. Videos are equipped with teaching strategies for all teachers and administrators. Video topics include classroom
management strategies and “teaching fails.”
Our goal is to provide educators with videos that tell stories about preventive and responsive strategies that worked.
Video content that have already been posted on our YouTube channel and Instagram handle
are free. Online courses will be posted soon.