Professional Development

Benefit of membership

Join fellow IEA members this fall at one of four opportunities for professional development:

  • Educator Well-Being — This course focuses on increasing educator well-being through research-based strategies rooted in the field of positive psychology. Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Members will learn how to increase their well-being through the principles of positive psychology. Being offered in the month of October. Eligible for eight clock hours.
  • Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences — This course introduces members to the concept of adverse childhood experiences and explores the psychological and behavioral impact of traumatic stress on preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students. Members will learn what can be done at school to help traumatized children, and how to prevent the development of secondary traumatic stress. Being offered in the month of October. Eligible for eight clock hours.
  • Using Formative Assessments — This course explores research-based strategies for embedding formative assessment practices into daily instruction that are proven to increase student motivation and achievement. Members will learn how to apply these strategies in contexts ranging from kindergarten through high school. Being offered in October. Eligible for eight clock hours.
  • Join the IEA Online Book Club – Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools — Monique W. Morris chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged-by teachers, administrators, and the justice system-and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the rising movement to challenge the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. Will take place in the months of October and November and is eligible for eight clock hours.