Leadership and Professional Development

  • Act 48 Credit Courses
    http://pa.professionaleducation.org/

  • Bureau of Education and Research
    http://www.ber.org/

    Bureau of Education & Research (BER) is the leading provider of staff development and training resources for educators in North America. In addition to sponsoring seminars and conferences, the Bureau also provides video training programs and audio seminars.

    Their goal is to provide high quality programs based on sound research, with an emphasis on practical strategies and techniques that can be immediately implemented.
  • Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State
    http://exchanges.state.gov/youth/programs/ylp/current-youth-leaderships-programs.html

    The Youth Leadership Programs consist of four programs: the Youth Ambassadors, Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute, Youth Leadership, and American Youth Leadership Programs. These include travel and cultural exchange opportunities.
  • Classrooms Without Borders
    http://www.classroomswithoutborders.org/

    CWB envisions itself as the premier provider of experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh region. CWB offers unique travel experiences in Israel and Poland enriched with rigorous content, scholarly readings and direct application to classroom instruction.
  • Discovery Student Adventures
    http://www.discoverystudentadventures.com/

    Teacher-led travel for students in grades 5-12. Discovery Student Adventures are an extension of what the Discovery Channel offers every day: a fascinating behind-the-scenes look deep into science, history, cultures, ecology, geography, and creatures around the world.
  • Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
    http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/

    Fulbright programs include the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program for international teacher exchanges and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program for independent study abroad for teachers.
  • Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership
    http://www.klingenstein.org

    The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College, Columbia University has been developing leaders for independent schools for thirty years. The Center sponsors four major programs tailored for young teachers, aspiring leaders, current administrators, and heads of school.
  • Staff Development for Educators
    http://www.sde.com

    SDE is one of America’s leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Each year, teachers and administrators across the country learn real-world strategies and practical classroom-proven techniques through our seminars, conferences, on-site consulting services, and on-line learning program. They remain committed to providing the most up-to-date, cutting-edge topics presented by some of the nation’s top authors and educational experts who know what it means to teach.
  • The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
    www.csee.org

    The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education supports the moral and spiritual development of young people by providing resources and educational opportunities to elementary, middle, and secondary schools.

    CSEE provides programs and resources in the area of:
    • ethical development and moral leadership;
    • community service and character education;
    • student leadership, advisory programs, issues of school climate, and ethical and disciplinary issues in schools
    • exploration of students' religious heritages and the spiritual dimensions of their lives;and
    • the study of ethics, religion, world religions and inter-religious understanding