Teacher Professional Development Made Easier

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We have mentioned some notable changes to our online tools over the last couple of weeks. We wanted to make online student reporting easier, have functions that made testing students simpler, and revamped our teacher professional development site for better usability. The following elements on our site were updated and went live February 1st:

  1. Autosave Function on Assessments (reviewed here)
  2. Student Gradebook and More Comprehensive Reports (reviewed here)
  3. Teacher Professional Development Usability Updates

If you have logged in to your teacher account on Studies Weekly lately, you might have noticed some small changes to our Professional Development page. Hopefully with these changes, it will be much easier for our teachers to have their professional development hours completed promptly. Here is a brief summary of the changes.

View the Changelog

First, when you log in to your account, you will see the following box popup informing you that there have been changes. Feel free to bookmark the changelog and so you can come back and see details of the changes at any time. (Or you can opt to remove the message permanently–we’ll never tell!)

The popup box lets you know that some features have changed on our site, including the Professional Development Training page.
The popup box lets you know that some features have changed on our site, including the Professional Development Training page.

Teacher Professional Development Link Moved

Again, if you’ve been on the site recently, then you’ve probably noticed some of these changes already. For instance, we’ve put the teacher Professional Development Training link front and center for your convenience. You can’t miss it! Start logging those hours! 🙂

The Professional Development Training link has moved to the top for easier accessibility.
The Professional Development Training link has moved to the top for easier accessibility.

Download or View Modules

You’ll notice a few changes to the modules on the PD Training page. First, if you click on the module itself, it will launch right in your browser. Alternatively, we have provided a download link in the bottom right corner of each module to download and view later.

The Teacher Professional Development on Demand page has gotten a whole new look.
The Professional Development on Demand page has gotten a whole new look.

Filter by Type

Filter your results under “Show only these types” at the top of the site. Clicking on one of these options will eliminate that option from your filter. Click on the other two options to narrow down your filter to the one you want.

You can perform a search using the search box on the upper lefthand side. Note that the search box in the upper right will search the entire Studies Weekly site. The one on the left will search Professional Development files only.

Teacher Professional Development Made Easy

As always, we have implemented these new features as a result of feedback from teachers like you. We hope that they are useful and make the site even more user friendly than before. If you have any questions or need help setting up your account, contact us on our site or reach out on social media (Facebook or Instagram). We’re always here to help.

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