Support Your Teachers with Engaging Professional Development

Our teacher-centered programs empower educators with the skills and tools needed to bring effective strategies into their classrooms. The interactive format of our workshops ensures that participants have an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and activities, learning through engagement rather than lecture. Explore our professional development workshops below or click “get started” to begin the journey.

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Professional Development Workshops

Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay

Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay

In this workshop, teachers learn how to provide students with writing scaffolds that do not rely on formulaic structures, cultivating critical thinking skills for our students.

Writing Wednesday Workshop

Participants discover how creative writing activities can be integrated into core ELA instruction to support literacy goals, emphasizing the role of authorial choice in writing.

Book Clubs

Combining UDL and blended learning, participants learn how to integrate book clubs in a range of learning situations including in-person and hybrid formats to improve student outcomes.

Inspired Curriculum Design

Designed for both novice and experienced teachers, this workshop provides educators with strategies for effective and efficient lesson designing, allowing teachers to reclaim more personal time.

Grading Systems for Highly Effective Teachers

Grading student work can be a time-intensive process. This workshop teaches educators how to implement grading systems that allow for quicker grading without sacrificing the quality of student feedback.

All Aboard: Universal Design in the Classroom

In this workshop, participants will learn the foundations of UDL and then conduct an audit of existing lesson and unit plans in order to determine ways to provide greater equity and improve student outcomes.

Developed and Led by National Board Certified Teacher, Andrea Yarbough

Teacher and author, Andrea Yarbough, has worked with organizations such as the Virginia Association of Teachers of English, Go Open VA, and the Virginia Department of Education to develop workshops and curriculum initiatives to improve student outcomes. Contact us today to see how she can support your teachers.

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I could have listened and discussed much longer!

[I enjoyed the] focus on small steps and strategies to implement immediately in my classroom [and the] applicable strategies to take back with me.

Jennifer Stuckey


I feel that others would benefit [from your workshop] just as I have.

Lisette Kimbrough

More, please!

Useful strategies and ideas that I can start using right away.

Amanda Melvin

Wish it was longer!

I would recommend [your workshop] to my 9-12 colleagues...

Wanda Anderson

I enjoyed it all!

I found this refreshing and useful.

Amanda Sharpe

It was great!

I would recommend your lesson because it is practical and helpful.

Jaimie Wommack

Enjoyed the “turn and talk” format

This session was relevant and timely.

V. Mason


Practical and manageable strategies that can be adapted to any grade level.


I wish you had more time

Easy straightforward examples that feel like less work for teachers, but will get more from the kids.

MaKayla McGee

I thought it was great!

The strategies to assess efficiently were super helpful!

Danielle Bondurant

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