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Free Professional Learning for Teachers

We’re dedicated to creating useful, high-value professional learning resources and services for teachers. Our approach focuses on four interconnected themes:

  • fostering active learning

  • increasing student engagement in learning

  • helping students develop high-value skills

  • empowering feedback and formative assessment practices

When students get what they need from their learning, education becomes a lifelong journey. We know making that happen takes a lot of work, and we want to help you get there.

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Grab-and-Go Professional Learning Sessions

Support colleagues in your department who want to incorporate more active learning strategies. These session guides help make the strategy a reality with tangible examples. Try one in your next professional development session or team meeting. 

A preview of the teacher professional learning resource "Dare to Differentiate" by Opportunity Education

Dare to Differentiate

Discover helpful resources and strategies to implement differentiation in your classroom.

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A preview of the teacher professional learning resource "Get on Your Feet" by Opportunity Education

Get on Your Feet

Help your colleagues understand active learning better and incorporate a menu of practices into their lessons.

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How-Tos and Overviews

When you only have a few moments for independent professional learning, these are the guides for you. Learn more about practices that can make a big difference, along with the practical tips and first small steps you need to try new strategies in a busy classroom.

A preview of Opportunity Education's menu of active learning activities teachers can implement in their classrooms

Active Learning Menu

Gain pages of inspiration for how to incorporate more active learning into your classroom activities.

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Download a handy set of PDF cards to help you develop your students' learning skills.

Learning Skills Guides

Use these to help guide your students to practice and develop important Learning Skills

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Lesson Planning

Explore thoughtfully-designed activities that are infused with active learning practices, as well as lesson plans that help your students develop valuable executive functioning skills alongside their academic work.


Online Teaching Tools

The Quest Forward Learning Workspace offers online tools to make it easier for you to enable more active learning, add targeted skills practice, and more. Incorporate a small tool into your routine to level-up your students’ learning, or try the entire suite to replace your current LMS.


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