Professional Learning Institutes

Experience customizable Professional Learning opportunities from some of the best names in education

What is a Professional Learning Institute?

An Eduplanet21 Professional Learning Institute is an integrated collection of self-paced online courses called learning paths, global and local opportunities for networking, and interactive resource libraries that can be customized to meet the needs of your school or district.

PLUS Professional Learning Institutes

We work with world-renowned authors and experts in the field of education to bring you the best online professional learning experience. Our PLUS Institutes are pre-developed professional learning opportunities for your staff to take advantage of.

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    Understanding by Design Institute

    Explore the concept of backward curriculum design, and teaching for understanding and transfer.

    Learning Paths Included:

    UbDⓇ – 1 The Big Ideas of Understanding by Design

    UbDⓇ – 2 Stage 1: Transfer Goals and Understandings 

    UbDⓇ – 3 Stage 1: Essential Questions, Knowledge, and Skills 

    UbDⓇ – 4 Stage 2: Assessment Evidence 

    UbDⓇ – 5 Stage 2: Performance Tasks 

    UbDⓇ – 6 Stage 3: The Learning Plan 

    UbDⓇ – 7 Unit Review: Overview and Stage 1

    UbDⓇ – 8 Unit Review: Stage 2

    UbDⓇ – 9 Unit Review: Stage 3

    To bring the Understanding by Design Institute to your school or district, contact us.

    Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Institute

    Build awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity in schools.

    Learning Paths Included:

    Building Awareness on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in School 

    Designing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Classrooms 

    Planning Instruction to Promote Disciplinary Language Development 

    Integrating Culturally Relevant Materials into Classroom Instruction

    Advocating for Diverse Students Across Schools

    To bring the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Institute to your school or district, contact us


    Boosting Student Motivation Institute

    In this Institute, Mike Anderson provides a holistic approach to boosting student motivation for all grade levels.

    Learning Paths Included:

    Boosting Student Motivation in Your Classroom

    Teacher Talk Matters

    Boosting Engagement Through Choice

    Planning Student-Drive Research K-12 (Coming Soon)

    To bring the Boosting Student Motivation Institute to your school or district, contact us.

    Habits of Mind Institute

    Learn the attitudes, dispositions, and Habits that help students become better thinkers.

    Learning Paths Included:

    Habits of Mind 1: Introducing 

    Habits of Mind 2: Listening with Understanding and Empathy

    Habits of Mind 3: Managing Impulsivity 

    Habits of Mind 4: Persisting 

    Habits of Mind 5: Questioning and Problem Posing 

    Habits of Mind 6: Metacognition 

    Habits of Mind 7: Assessing How We Value Dispositions

    Habits of Mind 8: Assessing with Checklists and Conferences

    Habits of Mind 9: Assessing with Journals and Portfolios

    Habits of Mind 10: Assessing and Reporting Growth 

    Leading with the Habits of Mind in Mind


    To bring the Habits of Mind Institute to your school or district, contact us.

    Social Emotional Learning Institute

    Learning Paths Included:

    An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning K-12

    Leading for SEL Integration

    Incorporating SEL into Your Classroom   (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

    SEL for Paraprofessionals (In Development)

    Integrating SEL into Your Curriculum (In Development)

    SEL and Equity (In Development)

    To bring the Social Emotional Learning Institute to your school or district, contact us.

    Differentiation in the Classroom Institute

    Explore differentiated instruction by focusing on five key elements: learning environment, curriculum, assessment, instruction and leadership, and management of the differentiated classroom.

    Learning Paths Included:

    Introduction to Differentiation

    Differentiation and the Learning Environment

    Differentiation and the Curriculum (Coming Soon)

    Differentiation and Assessment (Coming Soon)

    Differentiation and Instruction (Coming Soon)

    Differentiation and Classroom Leadership and Management (Coming Soon)

    To bring the Differentiation in the Classroom Institute to your school or district, contact us.

    Learning Personalized Institute

    Explore personalized learning and understand how students can become self-directed.

    Learning Paths Included:

    Personalized Learning: What It Is and Why It Matters

    The Four Filters for Personalizing Learning: Voice, Co-Creation, Social Construction, Self-Discovery

    Personalized Learning: Growing Personalized Learning in your Practice

    Personalized Learning: What Students Need to Work Through Challenges 

    Personalized Learning: A Culture of Curiosity and Wonderment 

    To bring the Learning Personalized Institute to your school or district, contact us.

    Personalized Professional Learning Institute

    Explore the key concepts of Personalized Professional Learning – Voice, Co-Creation, Social Construction, and Self-Discovery.

    Learning Paths Included:

    Personalized Professional Learning 1: Adult Learning and Voice 

    Personalized Professional Learning 2: Co-Creation

    Personalized Professional Learning 3: Social Construction

    Personalized Professional Learning 4: Self-Discovery (Coming Soon)

    To bring the Personalized Professional Learning Institute to your school or district, contact us.

    Meet Our Plus Authors

    We are proud to partner with some of the greatest minds in education to bring you flexible, online professional learning opportunities.

    Jay McTighe

    Jay McTighe


    Co-author of the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® series.

    Bena Kallick

    Bena Kallick


    Co-author of Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series, and a private educational consultant.

    Allison Zmuda

    Allison Zmuda


    Educational consultant and author of Students at the Center: Personalized Learning & Habits of Mind.

    Art Costa

    Art Costa


    Co-author of Habits of Mind and emeritus professor of education at California State University.

    Krista Leh

    Krista Leh


    Emerging Leader and educational consultant focusing on the cognitive benefits of social-emotional learning.

    Allison Rodman

    Allison Rodman


    Allison Rodman is Founder of The Learning Loop, ASCD Faculty Member, and author of Personalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice.

    Amy Heineke

    Amy Heineke


    Associate Professor of Bilingual and Bicultural Education for the School of Education at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

    Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson


    Award winning teacher, bestselling author, and educational consultant focused on teaching and learning.

    Carol Ann Tomlinson

    Carol Ann Tomlinson


    Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.

    Continuity between Curriculum Design and Professional Learning

    Apply the concepts you’ve learned immediately into your curriculum using Unit Planner. Your Customer Success Manager can walk you through best practices.

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