PLUS Institutes

Get exclusive access to on-demand, high-quality professional learning from renowned authors on current and relevant K12 education topics.

PLUS Institutes

PLUS Professional Growth Learning Path Subscription

Get exclusive access to popular K12 topics and authors

Learning Path Titles
  • Understanding by Design Series with Jay McTighe  
  • Habits of Mind Series with Bena Kallick & Art Costa 
  • Personalized Learning Series with Allison Zmuda & Bena Kallick 
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Series with Stephen Covey
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Series with Amy Heineke
  • Social-Emotional Learning Series with Krista Leh
  • Growth Mindset

Pennsylvania Compliance Institute

Explore compliance based trainings from Intermediate Units across Pennsylvania.

Learning Path Titles
  • Opioids and Substance Abuse: Addressing the Epidemic (Act 51)
  • Understanding Youth Suicide and Prevention (Act 71) 
  • Guidelines for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education (Act 70)
  • Pennsylvania New Teacher Induction: Year 1
  • Student Learning Objectives
  • Educational Law (In Development)

Understanding by Design® Institute

Coming early 2020

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

Coming early 2020

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

Coming early 2020

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)

7 Habits of Highly Effective People Institute

Coming early 2020

Learn a proven process of personal and interpersonal growth.

Learning Path Titles
  • The 7 Habits® – Foundational Principles and Habit 1  
  • The 7 Habits® – Habit 2 and Habit 3 
  • The 7 Habits® – Habit 4 and Habit 5 
  • The 7 Habits® – Habit 6 and Habit 7

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Institute

Coming early 2020

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

Premium Author Institute

Coming early 2020

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
  • The 7 Habits® – Foundational Principles and Habit 1 Stephen Covey
  • A Growth Mindset For Teachers, Students, and Parents
  • Upcoming Titles from:
    • Allison Rodman (In Development)
    • Mike Anderson (In Development)
    • Carol Ann Tomlinson (In Development)

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PLUS Authors

Exclusive Access to Renowned Educational Authors

Select from a catalog of 30 titles from renowned authors on topics such as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Personalized Learning, Habits of Mind, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom (CLD), and Understanding by Design®.

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 in the School of Education at Loyola University, Chicago.

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.

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