With the technology available in today’s
classrooms, there are more options than ever for you to engage with
students and deliver personalized instruction. That’s why we developed more than 20 courses designed specifically
to teach you the foundations of instructional technologies and help you develop these competencies—for free.
PD is available anytime, from any device, so you can learn when it is
convenient for you.
Gain knowledge, learn strategies, and create artifacts that you can
apply immediately in the classroom.
Earn 25–50 clock hours toward your required professional
Apply your PD learning toward earning graduate credit from Capella
(additional project and small fee required).
*Additional requirements and fees apply when pursuing graduate
credit. State regulations vary regarding salary benefits and
continuing education. It is the learner’s responsibility to
understand and comply with requirements for their state, which may
include pre-approval of qualified professional development opportunities.
For Teachers with little or no experience
using instructional technology. Foundational courses that focus
on setting up, designing, and enhancing instructional materials and methods with technology in the modern classroom.
Build your understanding of instructional technology frameworks and explore which one works best for you.
Learn how to apply strategies for effective planning for teaching with technology.
Explore issues of safety, security, and etiquette when using digital tools to engage your students.
Understand and apply the features of an LMS that can drive success in your student outcomes.
For teachers and teacher leaders with
moderate instructional technology use. Find courses that can
provide you with the competencies and immediately applicable artifacts to take your lessons to the next level.
Explore personalizing competency-based instruction in a blended environment.
Find applied strategies to adapt to the needs of your disabled students, your ELL students, and your gifted and talented students.
Explore structures and systems for leveraging technology in collaborative learning while building the skills to keep your students safe.
Learn how to apply effective pedagogical strategies for implementing competency-based instruction, creating an educational environment that values student voice and pace.
Gain an understanding of the differences between standards, outcomes, and competencies and the skills to integrate them into your curriculum.
Gain an appreciation for the very real connection between theory and practice within the learning environment, routines and structures, digital citizenship, and more.
For teacher leaders and PD professionals.
Prepare to lead others in their professional development
goals and learn best practices for building, implementing, and evaluating solutions for other educators.
Find the teacher assessment and evaluation models that can strengthen teachers’ knowledge, skills, classroom practices, and more.
Create a collaborative professional development plan that includes coaching and evaluating teacher performance.
Each of our PD courses aligns with a
master’s program at Capella University, so you can turn your clock
into graduate credit for a fraction of the typical cost ($50/quarter credit to apply for graduate credit in our PD courses)*.
At any point in your course, you can choose to pursue graduate credit
from Capella University.
For each quarter credit the course is worth, you’ll pay a $50 fee and
be given access to an additional project, known as a Touchstone.
When you complete the Touchstone to demonstrate your mastery of the
course’s competencies, it will be reviewed by Capella faculty and
returned to you with feedback.
You can reflect on this feedback to help you further understand the
material, and take action to revise your assessment as needed to
produce the highest quality project for final submission to the
Whether you’re looking to add graduate credits, or to use those credits toward a master’s degree, our PD courses can help in a way that fits your life, and your budget.