PD Opportunities

Zoom In can be the focus of improvement for an individual teacher, a Professional Learning Community or department, or across your district.

Options to match your needs

We offer a range of professional learning opportunities for schools or districts interested in helping social studies and literacy teachers build powerful skills.

  • Free webinars – Watch and discuss our recorded webinars as a group, and get acquainted with the fundamental concepts behind using Zoom In with students

  • One-day workshops – Zoom In offers virtual and in-person workshops on topics including argumentative writing, reading like a historian, formative assessment, and fostering evidence-based classroom talk

  • Tailored to your needs – From short introductory sessions to ongoing coaching, our team is happy to work with your school or district to develop a program that supports your teachers, lead teachers, and coaches   

Customized professional learning

The Zoom In team is happy to work with your school or district to help you articulate professional learning goals and to design a program tailored to them. Below are some of the topics that Zoom In professional learning was designed to support:

  • Using questions that support close reading and contextualization of sources

  • Facilitating text-based discussions that prepare students for writing

  • Preparing students to write with claims and evidence

  • Using formative assessment to give actionable feedback on student writing

Email us at zoomin@edc.org for more information!

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“I continued to learn that the process is just as important as the end result. While so much focus is put on the culminating writing piece, it was important to spend time and connect with each student about their progress with the documents and their foundational knowledge of the historical question.”

Rachael Collins, Eighth Grade Social Studies Teacher, California