Available courses


Use this course as a template when creating your own PLP courses.

Notice and Note (Nonfiction)

An introduction to concepts from Beers and Probst's Reading Nonfiction (Heinemann 2016). Help students read nonfiction texts with more independence, engagement, comprehension, and critical thinking.

Assignments in Wonders

Learn how to create an assignment, view and grade the assignment from within the Wonders platform.

Big Ideas Program Philosophy

Learn about the adopted Secondary Math Curriculum, Big Ideas: organization, layout of instruction, digital and print materials.

Big Ideas: Lessons

Learn about the intentional lesson design in Big Ideas.  

Big Ideas: Print and Online Resources

In this module, you will discover the different resources you have available for planning instruction.

C3 Framework: College, Career, & Civic Life

By the end of this course, particants will understand the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, and how to implement them in their classrooms.   According to the National Council for the Social Studies, "[The C3 was] the result of a three year state-led collaborative effort, the Colle…

Close Reading in Action (Secondary)

Examine videos of lessons for instructional moves that develop students into close readers.

Close Reading in Content Areas

All of the close reading modules could apply to content area teachers, yet this one has specific examples of close reading lessons designed for content area teachers.

Embedding Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is critical to teach our students. In addition to our district adopted digital citizenship curriculum, we can explore ways to connect the learning to other content and curricular goals.  Explore some ways to do this through this module.

Evaluating Online Resources

The Internet allows anybody to post news and information that reflects their views and biases. Learn about some of the tools and strategies students can use to be proficient and critical consumers of information they find online.

Google Drawings for Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers are a powerful learning tool for students. With mind maps, concept webs, Venn diagrams, and more, students can express their knowledge, plan their projects, and explore their content. There are many tools available to create graphic organizers and Google Drawings is a great free …
  • Teacher: Phil Biggs

Grammar Instruction that Really Works

Research suggests that rule-based worksheets do not lead to better writing. Instead, explore these strategies that help students become curious about language and improve writing skills.

Incorporating Narrative Elements in Informational and Argument Writing

How can students strengthen their writing by drawing on narrative elements?

Mastering GMail

Learn how to manage your Email more effectively. Mastering GMail will help you to work more efficiently, and give you the know-how to teach your students how to manage Email the right way.

Mastering Google Classroom

  • Teacher: Phil Biggs