Summer 2022 Data-Driven Professional Development

Moreland University’s mission is to teach teachers around the world to be resourceful problem-solvers and tech-savvy educators through an online, collaborative, activity- based learning system designed for tomorrow’s students in a dynamic and diverse world. The TEACH-NOW® Teacher Preparation Certificate Program is our flagship offering designed to equip, enable, and empower teachers to go into any learning environment anywhere in the world and diagnose where each learner is coming from. Over 6,000 alumni are changing the lives of students in 150+ countries as a result of graduating our program.

In addition to supporting teacher development through our online teacher certification program and master’s in education programs, we have sought ways to live fully into our mission by providing effective, engaging, and transformative professional development for educators to improve practice and renew teaching credentials. We seek to determine teachers’ needs and responsively design our programming so that we can offer relevant and continuous professional development, especially in the face of potential learning and social-emotional development loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a recent survey of teachers, administrators, and educational providers around the world, we asked respondents to share their perspectives on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning and social-emotional development. Drawing from their observations, data, and interactions with students, teachers considered students’ learning and development entering into the 2021-22 school year in comparison to pre- pandemic expected growth levels. Click below to access our latest Data Dive report, “Impacts of COVID-19 on Learning & Social-Emotional Development.”

Data Dive Guiding Questions

What are teachers’ perceptions of, and perspectives on, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting toggle between in-person and online learning on student learning and social- emotional development?

According to educators in schools around the world, how did students fare in the 2021-22 school year in comparison to pre-pandemic expected learning outcomes and social-emotional development?

Our Data Dive report is the basis of our summer no-cost professional development (PD) worth one CEU focused on learning recovery in response to COVID-19. Our virtual content conferences are part of our one-week PD each month for teachers of similar subject areas and grade levels to collaboratively develop an asset-based approach to planning equitable learning opportunities for students of all readiness levels and backgrounds for next school year:

  • Learning Recovery for STEM Teachers (June 15, 9AM or 9PM ET)
  • Learning Recovery for Humanities, Language, & Arts Teachers (July 15, 9AM or 9PM ET)
  • Learning Recovery for Special Ed. and Language Learners (August 15, 9AM or 9PM ET)

As part of our virtual conferences, all participants come together in a plenary session to hear from a keynote speaker! Dr. Kim Harris, Dr. Beth Dewhurst, and Dr. Lynn Beal from Moreland’s faculty will share their research to support you in implementing best practice in the coming school year. Get involved this summer to grow in your practice, network, and prepare to support students next year! Click here for more information.

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Joseph A. Pearson, M.S.Ed.
Professional Development Officer, Moreland University

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