At The Learning Tree Professional Development Network, our mission is to transform the way educators learn and grow.  We are dedicated to providing online professional development courses that are innovative, engaging, and designed to meet the unique needs of modern educators.  We believe that the key to improving education lies in empowering educators with the knowledge and skills they need to inspire their students and drive positive change in their schools and communities.  We are committed to building a community of lifelong learners who support one another in their pursuit of excellence and to making high-quality education accessible and affordable for all educators.

Elevate your education career with The Learning Tree Professional Development Network!  Our online courses are designed to help you grow, renew your educator licensure, and increase your earning potential.  Experience the ultimate flexibility with entirely self-paced online courses that are six weeks long.  The only deadline is the very last day of the course, giving you the freedom to learn on your own schedule.  Plus, all course materials are included in the cost, so you don't have to worry about paying extra for books or materials!  Whether you're looking to advance your skills, move up the salary scale, or improve your education techniques, our graduate-level courses provide practical, real-world strategies that you can use immediately.  Join our community of lifelong learners today and invest in your professional development with The Learning Tree PDN.

Six Week Course Sessions

Asynchronous Learning

100% Online

Graduate Credit

Professional Development Points

Continuing Education Units

40+ Courses

No Books Required

No Hidden Fees 

Our Course Spotlight section showcases select courses that offer practical strategies and techniques for professionals in the education industry. These courses are thoughtfully curated to cater to the current needs of educators, aiming to improve student management and academic performance. Each course is designed to enrich the participants' expertise by presenting innovative approaches and the latest research in the field. Explore our Course Spotlight section to find new and engaging professional development opportunities that can help elevate your skills and knowledge in the education industry.

Comprehensive Reading Assessments

Catalog Description This course will teach participants to employ multiple measures for assessing reading difficulties in students and write an evaluation report analyzing the results. Participants will explore the Cognitive Processes in Learning to Read. Special attention will be paid to Dyslexia Definitions and Implications. The Components of a Comprehensive Reading Assessments will be examined. Participants will analyze Case Studies and learn to Write an Evaluation Report, including specific Interventions and Recommendations in response to student outcomes.  Syllabus: Click Here

Literacy in Mathematics

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Reading and writing in mathematics are of particular interest to educators because these processes are essential to both problem solving and concept development in mathematics. This course will expose participants to various strategies for incorporating literacy into math lessons in order to meet Common Core State Standards and accelerate student success in grades K through 8. Strategies for teaching literacy in math will be explored through the topics of vocabulary, speaking and listening skills in math, using literary and expository texts in math, mathematical reading comprehension, assessments, and writing about math.  Syllabus: Click Here

Promoting Positive School Culture in the Classroom

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide educators with an overview of the essentials required in a positive school and classroom culture. Participants will learn the components of positive school and classroom communities. The components of bridging the home school connection will be covered as well as community involvement in schools. Topics covered will include zero tolerance, bullying, creating a supportive school, service learning, teaching social responsibility, connecting with diverse families, and more.  Syllabus: Click Here

Managing Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course introduces educators to strategies for managing challenging student behavior. The study of teaching and curriculum and classroom design are studied as factors affecting student behavior. Participants will learn to de-escalate challenging students. Presentations, discussions, case studies, role plays, and explicit teaching of de-escalation and restraint techniques will enrich participants’ experience.  Syllabus: Click Here