webPD for Schools

When schools subscribe to webPD by Smekens Education, educators gain on-demand access to professional learning designed to increase teacher effectiveness and boost literacy achievement for all students. 


Everyone on board


Through an ever-growing library of seminar-style training videos, webPD enables building leaders to move entire staffs toward consistent 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 schools subscribe to a single webPD video for a day or two or compile a bundle of videos to utilize 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

Teachers look forward to learning from webPD because each fast-paced 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 literacy PD goals

School leaders gravitate toward webPD in part because they can build a customized, yearlong training schedule that addresses their specific professional development objectives. By hand picking the webPD videos that address the school’s unique literacy needs, principals can ensure that every teacher remains focused on the goal. When new teachers are hired or existing teachers need a “refresher,” it’s easy to keep the PD goals alive as teachers revisit the videos that have already been viewed.  

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Support 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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Don’t bust the budget

Professional development budgets vary, and so do the subscription options from webPD. But regardless of budget size, schools 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. 

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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 
  • Friendly and accessible customer support
  • 100% Money-back satisfaction guarantee


The videos had good, relevant topics with well organized, nicely timed instruction and discussion." ~ B. Johnson (Redlands, CA)