Professional Development Links

Professional Leave Request/Reimbursement Form – Print on BLUE paper.

Courses for College Credit

  • Teachers, college credit courses are often an easier way to plan for license renewal and to improve the quality of instruction.
  • Check with local colleges and universities for summer workshops and distance learning opportunities. – Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Indiana that offer online college programs. The page contains:

  • Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
  • Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution’s philosophy on online learning
  • Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution

http://www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/Indiana/ – A comprehensive and informative resource that ranks each university in America by size, degrees offered, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, and retention rates. – A resource page that openly discusses online colleges, programs, and affordability.

Student Loan Forgivness programs

Bethel College Summer Institute for Teachers – A three day learning experience with an opportunity to earn up to 18 PGPs or 3 GRADUATE credits. Registration deadline is May 21, 2012

ASCD Online Academy

  • Call 800-933-ASCD or visit
  • Over 50 class offering – only $99 per class

Summer Online Courses from IU: The IU School of Continuing Studies offers a broad selection of convenient, online courses for teachers for the summer. Email for additional information.

Trine University has partnered with Virtual Education Software, inc. to offer continuing renewal unit (CRU) courses for educators online or via CD-Rom. These interactive courses can be completed in the comfort of your own home at times convenient to your schedule.  Visit

Solution Tree offers online courses from Dr. Robert Marzano. Two courses currently being offered are Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading and Motivating and Engaging Students. For more information, visit Solution Tree’s website