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Everyone benefits from professional development. Whether you are a new teacher or an experienced master, an instructional specialist or an administrator, the embedded professional development in Wonders provides guidance and best practices—when and where you need them.

Accessible anytime through the ConnectED online portal, teachers and leaders can find point-of-need Wonders resources, such as coach videos, author videos, model lessons, digital resources, and white papers to help deepen their knowledge and hone instructional practices. ConnectED also provides a gateway to the Professional Learning Environment (PLE), where both teachers and leaders can take self-paced online courses tailored to meet their needs.

Embedded Professional Development Resources

Easy-to-follow instructional videos provide step-by-step guidance for maximizing the impact of the program. Author videos offer pedagogical support, explaining the WHY behind the best practices taught in Wonders, while coach videos explain the HOW, providing practical strategies and suggestions for immediate use. Model lessons help you enrich student engagement with experienced teachers demonstrating how they teach foundational skills, close reading, writing, fluency, and more.

Professional Learning Environment

For Teachers

Wonders teachers can use their Professional Learning Environment as an online springboard into deeper learning, as well as make connections with a global network of peers. Within the Wonders PLE, you can

  • Take a Quick-Start Course, to quickly learn all you need to know to get started with Wonders.
  • Dive deeper into Implementation Modules, targeting specific teaching practices, strategies and routines used in Wonders.
  • Have on-demand access to videos, PDFs, and eLearning modules that will support your program mastery.
  • Collaborate with other Wonders teachers in the online teacher community.

For Administrators

The Wonders Administrator PLE is a valuable resource for instructional coaches, school administrators, and district leaders charged with leading an implementation. Available 24/7, leaders can log on to build knowledge of Wonders and learn how to monitor implementation and coach teachers effectively. They can also download resources for support with planning a successful implementation, conducting classroom observations, and communicating with teachers and families.