Introducing the Professional Development Teacher Membership
Teacher turnover and burnout are real. Today, there are 567,000, over half a million, fewer educators in the profession than prior to the pandemic, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 Based on a recent National Education Association (NEA) survey, more than half of our nation’s teachers, 55% of educators, regardless of age or years teaching, recently indicated that they are ready to leave their classrooms or retire from the profession earlier than planned.1 The same survey revealed that 86% of teachers are burned out, and 80% report that teacher shortages have led to more obligations for those who remain in the classroom.1 90% or more educators report both burnout and pandemic-related stress as serious problems.1
High-Quality, Research-Based Training and Intentional Support for Teachers
If you are committed to growing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the educators in your program, then you already know about the importance of providing teachers with high-quality, ongoing professional development. Today, with high teacher turnover and burnout, ongoing professional development is even more important to drive high-quality, developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education programs. The new Professional Development Teacher Membership from Teaching Strategies caters to the unique needs and demands of adult learners, combining the power of a professional learning community with the flexibility of anywhere, anytime learning in a variety of formats, with a focus on real classroom application.
With the Teacher Membership, programs can
- mitigate teacher turnover and burnout with high-quality training and intentional support for teachers and
- boost program quality and drive continuous improvement with personalized learning journeys and flexible, modular courses.
With the Teacher Membership, teachers can
- satisfy all training requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and
- complete all annual federal health and safety training requirements for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).
Multiple Learning Formats Support Adult Learners
Multiple learning formats—from asynchronous to synchronous, from microlearning to multi-day options—with the power of a professional learning community make professional development accessible to educators throughout the year, whenever learning fits best.
- Quorum Platform: Discover a comprehensive professional development system with personalized learning journeys and real-time progress tracking with a professional development dashboard to manage certificates and badges.
- Professional Learning Community: Engage, connect, and share experiences with other early childhood educators through moderated discussion forums, exclusive community groups, and the open sharing of ideas.
- On-Demand eLearning Courses: Receive unlimited, 24/7 access to a large catalog of flexible, modular, asynchronous courses in English and Spanish with over 400 hours of research-based content and the ability to earn continuing education units (CEUs) and state training hours.
- Coming Soon! Exclusive Access to Experts: “Ask an Expert” offers a 24-hour response time and exclusive access to weekly, interactive, live sessions hosted by experts and organized by popular topics and best practices in early childhood education.
- Coming Soon! Virtual Live Classes: Soon, members will have unlimited access to registrations for scheduled, live, virtual professional development sessions on a variety of topics.
Download our course catalog to see what’s included in the Professional Development Teacher Membership.
The Transformative Power of Ongoing Professional Development
Join this one-hour product demonstration to learn about this transformative, new approach to ongoing adult learning that is more inclusive, personalized, and accessible than ever.
1National Education Association. (2022, February 01). NEA survey: Massive shortages in schools leading to educator burnout; alarming number of educators indicating they plan to leave profession [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.nea.org/about-nea/media-center/press-releases/nea-survey-massive-staff-shortages-schools-leading-educator