Professional Development

Teachers doing sample inquiry lessons in Social Studies

Teachers practicing engaging strategies using primary sources

Jana collaborates with educators to design professional learning experiences on a variety of topics to target teacher and school needs and goals. The list below includes samples of recent PD sessions, but contact Jana to discuss your individualized school or district needs.

Sample PD Topics:

Social Studies & Inquiry

Inquiry-Based Lessons in Social Studies: Strategies to Engage Students

Questions, Clues, and Hypotheses: Designing Inquiry Lessons

Developing Readers and Thinkers in Social Studies

Teaching Social Studies Content through Children’s Literature

Teaching with Primary Sources

Gifted Education

Gifted 101: Myths and Truths about Gifted Students 

Differentiation Strategies that Work 

Parenting Gifted Children 101

Instructional Strategies

Content-Area Literacy Strategies

Teaching Strategies for Student Engagement

Teaching with Visuals: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

Strategies for Improving Classroom Discussions

Aligning Instruction and Assessment to Standards

Parents of GT students brainstorming traits of gifted kids