Educator Professional Development


Professional Development

The educator professional development services at the Institute for Public School Initiatives serve to implement instructional practices that will turn students into critical thinkers and problem solvers. To this end, we provide significant and ongoing professional development to allow time for teachers to learn a new strategy and implement the strategy in the classroom. Professional development engages teachers through varied approaches so they can actively make sense of a new practice. Our instructional coaching program provides support for teachers during strategy implementation and addresses the specific challenges of changing classroom practice. 

WOW Academy Teachers

Online Learning 

The UT GEAR UP learning management system (LMS) offers a multitude of learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and coordinators. Courses can be done asynchronously and participants will be issued accredited CPE hours upon successful completion. Course topics include instructional pedagogy, trauma-informed practices, and college readiness. For course topics and to take courses online, visit

Educator Outreach Services

Onsite PD

Onsite Professional Development

Half-day and full-day offerings from our Educator Outreach Coaches in Assessment, Behavior Management, Instructional Design, and much more.

Online Professional Development

 Online PD at Including Engaged Instruction, Trauma Informed Teaching, and many more.

Onsite Instructional Support

Monthly campus visits from our Educator Outreach Coaches that include observations, strategies, and administrator debriefs.

Academic Tools for Success

Grant-wide purchases to scale success for your campuses, that include TI-Nspires and peripherals with training and coaching.

Data Analysis for Academic Leadership

Campus coaching and data analysis with E3 Alliance.

UT GEAR UP PD Advisory Board

District input and planning for Educator Outreach services.

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Supports

Grant-wide offerings for summer initiatives, including Agile Mind’s Step Up to Algebra.



Grant-wide curriculum options to meet grant goals, including GEAR UP Hustle SEL, TSI-A boot camps, and much more.

Real Time Resources

Real Time Updates and Resources

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