Professional Learning & Development
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) supports and encourages innovative practices to improve teaching and learning and all aspects of public education in the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions. The Professional Learning and Development portal connects educators, administrators and support services personnel to information about opportunities and resources developed by VDOE and non-profit organizations that provide professional learning opportunities for public school educators. The portal also provides a venue for school divisions to collaborate and share innovations and promising practices.
Professional Learning for Educators
VDOE Chief Academic Officer Steven M. Constantino discusses professional learning for educators and how professional learning differs from professional development.
Highlighted Resources & Initiatives
Professional Learning Calendar
VDOE’s Professional Learning Calendar includes professional learning and development opportunities for educators, administrators and other school employees presented by the department and by non-profit organizations and institutions. Participation in some VDOE-sponsored opportunities may be limited to school-based teams of current public school employees authorized to attend by their division superintendent.
Performance Assessments & Local Alternative Assessments
Professional Learning Network
VDOE encourages school divisions to collaborate and share best and promising practices within their study regions and statewide through the professional learning network. All submissions must be approved by the division superintendent or his or her designee.
Stay Informed with TeacherDirect
TeacherDirect provides a direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. TeacherDirect includes information about new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as professional development, grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their students.
Visit these topics for professional learning and development opportunities provided by VDOE.
- Adult Education Professional Development
- Attendance and Truancy Professional Learning
- CTE Professional Development Page
- Economics & Personal Finance Professional Development
- English & Reading Professional Development Resources
- ESEA Technical Assistance Academies
- History & Social Science Professional Development Resources
- Mathematics Professional Development Resources
- Pupil Transportation Training & Professional Development
- Science Professional Development Resources
- School Nutrition Professional Development
- Special Education Technical Assistance & Professional Development
- Speech Language Impairment Professional Development
- Technology in Education Professional Development
- Virginia Tiered System of Supports (VTSS) Professional Learning