webPD for Districts

District-wide subscriptions to webPD equip K-12 educators from each school with the tools and strategies they need to increase effectiveness and boost literacy achievement for all students.

Everyone on board

Through an ever-growing library of on-demand training videos, webPD by Smekens Education enables literacy leaders to build a common language among teachers as they work toward district-wide implementation of best-practice literacy strategies.  

Not another new program

With webPD, implementing best practices in reading and writing doesn’t involve starting “another new program.” Instead, each video delivers practical and innovative strategies that work in all classrooms within any existing framework. 


Create your own video bundle


Whether districts subscribe to a single webPD video to train teachers on a single topic or compile a bundle of videos that can be utilized by schools all year long, it’s easy for teachers to access targeted literacy training any time of day from any Internet-enabled device. 




Engage every teacher in every building

Teachers look forward to learning from webPD because each pre-recorded video session is relevant, energetic, and engaging. With dozens of practical strategies introduced during each session, even the most reluctant teachers become motivated to improve their methodology. And since today’s standards call for literacy instruction to be incorporated into every classroom, content-area educators benefit from the webPD videos that are designed especially for them.

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Target district literacy goals

District leaders appreciate that webPD allows key stakeholders to craft a customized, yearlong training schedule that addresses the specific professional development objectives of the district. By hand picking the webPD videos that best suit the literacy needs of educators across the district, teachers from every grade and subject can remain focused on the goal. When new teachers are hired or existing teachers need a “refresher,” it’s easy to keep the district’s PD goals alive as teachers revisit the videos that have already been viewed.  

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Support professional learning communities

On-demand training from webPD makes professional learning within grade-level teams, content-area departments, and other school-based communities both purposeful and goal-driven. When groups view webPD sessions together, teachers can pause the video to reflect on key points and then “turn and talk” about ways to implement the ideas in their own classrooms. Whether it’s during daily PLC time, a delayed start day, an early release day, or even a set-aside professional development day, webPD is the ideal tool to keep learning communities focused and relevant. 

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Get the most bang for your buck

While affordable building-level subscriptions are available for districts with nine or fewer schools, districts with 10 or more buildings can capture even greater savings. But regardless, districts of every size can build a customized subscription to webPD that impacts every teacher -- and ultimately the achievement of every student. No new technology is required, and subscriptions start at less than $100 per building, depending on video quantity, subscription length, and district size.

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What to expect
  • On-demand literacy training for every teacher
  • Seminar-style pre-recorded streaming videos
  • High-energy presentations led by established literacy experts
  • Practical, classroom-tested ideas
  • Best-practice strategies that support implementation of the Common Core
  • Downloadable handout to accompany each video
  • Recommendations for free online resources to accompany each video
  • Outstanding content for professional learning communities 
  • Ability to embed webPD training videos into existing PD software
  • Friendly and accessible customer support
  • 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee

It is designed to be used when you need it--very flexible!" ~ L. Brown (Wheaton, IL)