Professional Development>On Site Programs
High quality professional development is key to ensuring the kind of instructional decision-making teachers must make to improve student achievement. Because research shows teachers benefit most from professional learning that is embedded in their school/district environment, where they can study teaching and learning in context, Heinemann offers a growing suite of on-site professional learning opportunities.
Heinemann Speakers brings expert Heinemann authors to your school or district. Whether there's one big issue your school is wrestling with or an instructional message you want your entire faculty to hear, Speakers allows you to bring an internationally-noted education leader to talk face to face with your teachers. They'll be inspired, motivated, and ready to implement what they've learned. More »
Heinemann School-Based Seminars are courses developed by our authors and presented by author-approved consultants. By connecting your teachers' daily classroom practices to the latest research and best thinking of Heinemann authors, you will raise student achievement in your school or district. Provide your staff invaluable opportunities to work together, share experiences, and foster a community of learners with a School-Based Seminar. More »
firsthand Professional Support sessions are designed to deepen teachers' understanding of firsthand classroom materials, including Units of Study K-2 and 3-5, The Comprehension Toolkit, Teaching the Qualities of Writing, and Phonics Lessons/Word Study Lessons. By providing on-site support in the use of firsthand products, your staff will gain the insight needed to teach with greater skill and sophistication. More »
Benchmark Assessment System Professional Support provides an introduction to and training on the implementation of the new Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, K-8. The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark System is the reliable way to determine a child's reading level on the Fountas and Pinnell A-Z text gradient, to plan for teaching, and to document students' reading progress across the school year. More »
Designed by authors Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, LLI Professional Support is delivered on-site to schools and districts by author-selected and author-trained consultants. The groundbreaking new Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention is a small-group, supplementary intervention program designed for young children who struggle with reading and writing. Designed to bring children up to grade-level performance in as few as 18–24 weeks, LLI is a powerful, research-based early intervention program that can prevent literacy difficulties before they turn into long-term challenges. More »
Heinemann Residencies are in-depth, on-site professional learning experiences and long-range planning for teachers, principals, and district leaders that improve teaching, learning, and leadership. A Heinemann Residency gives you the opportunity to interact at length, and over time, with a Heinemann author or consultant, who not only shares expertise, demonstration, observation, and feedback, but also helps create a plan for continuing professional learning. More »
Mathematics Professional Support offers on-site professional support in math instruction, presented by nationally recognized math educators. We're ready to help you and your students deepen your understanding of the subject, in the same way we have supported literacy learning for over twenty years. More »
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Heinemann PD Catalog-Journal
Be sure to read our latest issue of Heinemann's Professional Development Catalog-Journal. Our Spring 2013 issue explores how we can embrace the new emphasis on Common Core informational text without diminishing children's curiosity and appetite for knowledge, and the overarching importance of sticking with the foundations of best instructional practices.
Download and share provocative articles and resources presented by leading thinkers in our field here ».