Professional Development Institute
Learn more. Earn more.
Are you searching for ways to help your students achieve success in your classroom? Topics addressed in this course include engaging curriculum ideas, writing quality lesson plans (with clear objectives that address key standards), assessment techniques (including authentic assessment such as rubrics and portfolios as well as standardized tests), themes and literature ideas, management techniques, discipline strategies (rewards and consequences), ELD techniques, and, of course, technology integration. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"The content is superior. I found it organized in a practical fashion, clearly presented, and I particularly appreciated the many useful links. The curriculum of this course had a broad applicability to both a beginning teacher and a veteran." - Heather Martin
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 78T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41479