PLUS Institutes

Eduplanet21’s new PLUS Institutes include self-paced online courses developed by renowned educational authors, school-wide and global discussion boards, and comprehensive resource libraries.

PLUS Institutes

Premium Author Institute


Learn from a variety of thought leaders in the K12 Industry.

Learning Path Titles
  • UbD – 1 The Big Ideas of Understanding by Design Jay McTighe  
  • Habits of Mind 1: Introducing Bena Kallick & Art Costa 
  • Enhancing Academic Success for Every Student Through SEL (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) Krista Leh 
  • Leading for SEL Integration Krista Leh
  • CLD: Building Awareness on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in School Amy Heineke
  • Personalized Learning: What It Is and Why It Matters Allison Zmuda & Bena Kallick
  • Personalized Professional Learning 1: Voice & Co-Creation Allison Rodman
  • A Growth Mindset For Teachers, Students, and Parents


  • Upcoming Titles:
  • Boosting Motivation in Your Classroom Mike Anderson
  • Differentiation in the Classroom Carol Ann Tomlinson

Understanding by Design® Institute


Explore the concept of backward curriculum design, and teaching for understanding and transfer.

Learning Path Titles
  • UbD – 1 The Big Ideas of Understanding by Design 
  • UbD – 2 Stage 1: Transfer Goals and Understandings 
  • UbD – 3 Stage 1: Essential Questions, Knowledge, and Skills 
  • UbD – 4 Stage 2: Assessment Evidence 
  • UbD – 5 Stage 2: Performance Tasks 
  • UbD – 6 Stage 3: The Learning Plan

Habits of Mind Institute


Learn the attitudes, dispositions, and Habits that help students become better thinkers.

Learning Path Titles
  • Habits of Mind 1: Introducing 
  • Habits of Mind 2: Listening with Understanding and Empathy 
  • Habits of Mind 3: Managing Impulsivity 
  • Habits of Mind 4: Persisting 
  • Habits of Mind 5: Questioning and Problem Posing 
  • Habits of Mind 6: Metacognition 
  • Habits of Mind 7: Assessing How We Value Dispositions 
  • Habits of Mind 8: Assessing with Checklists and Conferences 
  • Habits of Mind 9: Assessing with Journals and Portfolios 
  • Habits of Mind 10: Assessing and Reporting Growth

Personalized Learning Institute


Explore personalized learning and understand how students can become self-directed.

Learning Path Titles
  • Personalized Learning: What It Is and Why It Matters 
  • The Four Filters for Personalizing Learning: Voice, Co-Creation, Social construction, Self-Discovery 
  • Growing Personalized Learning in Your Practice
  • Personalized Learning: What students need in order to work through challenges
  • Personalized Learning: A Culture of Curiosity and Wonderment (In Development)

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Institute


Build awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity in schools.

Learning Path Titles
  • CLD: Building Awareness on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in School 
  • CLD: Designing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Classrooms
  • CLD: Planning Instruction to Promote Disciplinary Language Development
  • CLD: Integrating Culturally Relevant Materials into Classroom Instruction

Experience a New Approach to Professional Learning

Meet the Authors

We are proud to partner with some of the greatest educational thought leaders to bring you online learning on important educational topics such as Social Emotional Learning, Understanding by Design®, Habits of Mind, Personalized Learning, and more!

Jay McTighe

Co-author of the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® (UbD) series.

Art Costa

Co-author of Habits of Mind and emeritus professor of education at California State University.

Amy Heineke

Associate Professor of Bilingual and Bicultural Education for the School of Education at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

Allison Rodman

2013 ASCD Emerging Leader and Founder of The Learning Loop, an educational consulting organization focused on personalized professional learning.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Educational Consultant, trainer, presenter, and best-selling author focused on developing classrooms that are responsive to students with varied learning needs.

Bena Kallick

Co-author of Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series, and a private educational consultant.

Allison Zmuda

Educational Consultant and author of Students at the Center: Personalized Learning & Habits of Mind.

Krista Leh

2012 ASCD Emerging Leader and Educational Consultant focusing on the cognitive benefits of social-emotional learning.

Mike Anderson

Founder of Leading Great Learning, and award winning teacher, bestselling author, and educational consultant focused on teaching and learning.

Let’s Talk!

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