Nystrom Education

Professional Learning

Research states that professional learning is essential to effective classroom implementation. According to Simon, Johnson, and Quick et al. (2009), change is not a solitary event: it is a process that occurs over time. Therefore, we are committed to providing a professional plan that provides teachers with opportunities for learning over an extended period of time.


Product-Specific Training


We offer a blended-learning approach that allows us to fulfill your professional needs while keeping mandatory meeting times to a minimum. Our plan offers flexibility for both a district and its teachers. Blended learning combines the best of face-to-face interaction with the flexibility of online instruction. Each of the plans below combines a mixture of face-to-face, webinars, and online courses.

Active Classoom
StrataLogica
Exploring Where & Why

Webinars

November 26, 2019

Deepening Student Learning: Taking Action and Communicating Results
Microcredential

December 10, 2019

Making Abstract Ideas Concrete: Applications in Elementary Social Studies
Social Studies School Service

December 12, 2019

Content Exploration: Utilizing C3 Inquiry to Develop Student Skills
Active Classroom

TBD

Advancing Biliteracy in the Classroom through Hands-On Activities
Social Studies School Service

November 19, 2019

Using Digital Mapping Activities to Develop Critical Thinking
Social Studies School Service

November 14, 2019

Exploring Professional Learning for Teachers: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Active Classroom

November 12, 2019

Make Thinking Visible: Teach Your Elementary Students How You Think about Social Studies
Social Studies School Service

October 29, 2019

Using Evidence to Support Student Learning: Now That's Powerful!
Microcredential

October 24, 2019

Active Learning: Using Storytelling and Simulations to Improve Student Learning
Social Studies School Service

October 15, 2019

Grading for Elementary Classrooms: What Works, What Doesn't, and What's Next
Social Studies School Service

September 24, 2019

Inquiry-Based Learning: Primary Sources for History, Geography, Economics, and Civics
Microcredential

September 19, 2019

Simulations: What Role Do They Play in Today's High-Stakes Testing Environment?
Active Classroom

September 17, 2019

Setting the Foundation to Think Critically: Promoting Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom
Social Studies School Service

August 29, 2019

Pre-K Learning: Setting a Foundation for Thinking
 Social Studies School Service

August 27, 2019

Question and Inquire: Develop Inquiry through Compelling Questions
Microcredential

August 22, 2019

New to Active Classroom? Let's Get Started!
Active Classroom

August 20, 2019

Creating a Classroom Culture that Fosters Social and Emotional Learning
Social Studies School Service

May 14, 2019

Building Context for ELL Students
Active Classroom

May 9, 2019

Consume, Critique, Create—Writing for Social Studies
Social Studies School Service

May 7, 2019

Depth of Knowledge—Challenging Students with Higher Level Learning
Social Studies School Service

April 30, 2019

Career, College, and Civic Life—The Framework in Action
Active Classroom

April 25, 2019

Critical Thinking is Critical, So Think Critically
Social Studies School Service

April 16, 2019

Visual Displays and More—Putting Elementary Primary Sources to Work
Social Studies School Service

March 21, 2019

Facilitating Student Engagement with Assessments
Social Studies School Service

March 19, 2019

Student Choice—Pathways to Reaching Learning Goals
Active Classroom

March 12, 2019

Developing Reading Comprehension—Strategies for Elementary Students
Social Studies School Service

February 26, 2019

Effective Personalized Learning—How It Works in the Classroom
Social Studies School Service

February 21, 2019

Utilizing Process to Differentiate for Students
Active Classroom

February 12, 2019

Root Words—Developing Literacy Skills in Young Students
Social Studies School Service

January 29, 2019

AP and Beyond—Prepping Students For More Than an Exam
Active Classroom

January 24, 2019

Diverse Socioeconomic Backgrounds—Teaching with Poverty in Mind
Social Studies School Service

January 15, 2019

Helping Young Students Apply Close Reading Skills
Social Studies School Service

December 13, 2018

PBLs for the Young Student—What Teachers Need to Know
Social Studies School Service

December 11, 2018

Rigor or Cognitive Rigor—What Does It Mean for Teachers and Students?
Active Classroom

December 6, 2018

PBLs—Why Students Love Them and Why Teachers Should Use Them
Social Studies School Service

November 8, 2018

ELL Support
Active Classroom

November 1, 2018

Civic Engagement—What Does It Mean?
Social Studies School Service

October 18, 2018

Struggling Students—What Do You Do?
Social Studies School Service

October 11, 2018

Powerful Reading, Powerful Discussions
Active Classroom

October 2, 2018

Vocabulary Strategies for Young Citizens
Social Studies School Service

September 27, 2018

Fluency: The Bridge between Word Recognition and Reading Comprehension
Social Studies School Service

September 20, 2018

Everything You Need to Know about Hands-On Learning
Social Studies School Service

September 4, 2018

New to Active Classroom? This Is for You.
Social Studies School Service

May 22, 2018

Making Thinking Visible
Social Studies School Service

May 15, 2018

Literacy Strategies to Enhance Student Success
Active Classroom

April 26, 2018

Leverage Blended Learning for Student Success
Active Classroom

April 24, 2018

Explore Australia and Oceania with Authentic Resources
StrataLogica

March 29, 2018

Do You Have a Growth Mindset or a Fixed Mindset?
Active Classroom

March 20, 2018

Student-Centered Learning with Stratalogica
StrataLogica

March 16, 2018

Teaching Psychology and Sociology with Digital Resources
Active Classroom

February 22, 2018

Build Vocabulary with Retention-Boosting Activities
Social Studies School Service

February 20, 2018

Inquiry-Based Learning with Active Classroom
Active Classroom

February 15, 2018

Formative or Summative Assessments: Using Both to Enhance Student Learning
Social Studies School Service

January 23, 2018

Where We Are in the World and Why It Matters
StrataLogica

January 18, 2018

Supporting Your Struggling Learners
Active Classroom

December 07, 2017

Bias and How to Recognize It
Social Studies School Service

December 05, 2017

Pearl Harbor
StrataLogica

November 14, 2017

Christmas Around the World
StrataLogica

November 9, 2017

What Every Student Should Know About Money and Finance
Active Classroom

October 26, 2017

Literacy and Social Studies: The Perfect Couple
Active Classroom

October 19, 2017

The First Thanksgiving: Fact vs. Opinion
StrataLogica

October 17, 2017

Help Your Students Prep for AP
Active Classroom

October 5, 2017

Engage Your Students Using StrataLogica
StrataLogica

September 19, 2017

Get Started Using Active Classroom
Active Classroom

September 7, 2017

September 11: Never Forget
StrataLogica

September 5, 2017

September 11: Remembrance
Active Classroom

August 21, 2017

The New Active Classroom: You Asked for It—You Got It!
Active Classroom

August 17, 2017

Get Your Teachers Using StrataLogica Right Away!
StrataLogica

August 15, 2017

StrataLogica: Nuts and Bolts
StrataLogica

May 16, 2017

Best Practices for Student Engagement
StrataLogica

April 13, 2017

Laying the Foundation for AP Courses
Active Classroom

April 11, 2017

Make and Take for Secondary Teachers
StrataLogica

March 14, 2017

Using Short Texts in History—Close Reading Strategies
Active Classroom

March 7, 2017

Make and Take for Elementary Teachers
StrataLogica

February 28, 2017

U.S. History Narratives Your Students Will Love
Active Classroom

February 9, 2017

Presidents’ Day Is Coming
StrataLogica

January 17, 2017

Flipping Your Classroom
Active Classroom

January 10, 2017

Celebrating Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King Jr.
StrataLogica

December 8, 2016

Engaging Students with Innovative Lessons Based on the C3 Framework
Active Classroom

December 6, 2016

Fun, Collaborative Projects in StrataLogica
StrataLogica

October 18, 2016

Mapping Party Politics: The Presidential Election
StrataLogica

October 13, 2016

Resources for Teaching about the Presidential Election
Active Classroom

October 6, 2016

Decision-Making Activities for U.S. and World History
Active Classroom

September 27, 2016

Teaching World History & Geography with StrataLogica
StrataLogica

September 20, 2016

Colonial America: A Model for Creating Meaningful Curriculum
Active Classroom

September 6, 2016

Teaching about Sept. 11
Active Classroom

August 31, 2016

Getting Started with StrataLogica
StrataLogica

August 30, 2016

Getting Started with Active Classroom
Active Classroom

May 17, 2016

Engaging Students with Crime Scene Investigation: History's Mysteries
Active Classroom

April 21, 2016

Leveraging StrataLogica: Atlases and Charts
StrataLogica

March 31, 2016

Leveraging StrataLogica: Using and Sharing Custom Views and Presentations
StrataLogica

March 29, 2016

Creating Effective Discussions in Active Classroom
Active Classroom

February 25, 2016

Leveraging StrataLogica: Historical and Outline Maps
StrataLogica

February 23, 2016

Using Active Classroom with Limited Technology
Active Classroom

February 18, 2016

Exploring Where and Why: Teacher Tips for Sharing Resources
Exploring Where and Why

January 28, 2016

Leveraging StrataLogica: 3D Maps
StrataLogica

January 26, 2016

Storypath: Where History and Language Arts Meet for Fourth-Eighth Grade
Active Classroom

December 8, 2015

Literacy and Exploring Where & Why
Exploring Where & Why

December 3, 2015

Engaged Learning for Early U.S. History Students
StrataLogica

December 1, 2015

Strategic Reading in Active Classroom
Active Classroom

November 17, 2015

Cross-Curriculum Instruction with Exploring Where & Why
Exploring Where & Why

November 5, 2015

Presentations with StrataLogica
StrataLogica

November 3, 2015

Common Core Assessments in Active Classroom
Active Classroom

October 20, 2015

The Flexible Lesson Structure of Exploring Where & Why
Exploring Where & Why

October 15, 2015

Engaged Learning for Elementary Students
StrataLogica

October 13, 2015

Differentiating Instruction with Active Classroom
Active Classroom

September 17, 2015

I Love the Cart, but What Do I Do with It Now?
Exploring Where & Why

September 9, 2015

Adding Your Own Content & Quizzes
Active Classroom

September 1, 2015

Teaching about September 11
Active Classroom

August 27, 2015

Getting Started with StrataLogica
StrataLogica

August 20, 2015

What's New in Active Classroom?
Active Classroom

August 20, 2015

Training for Administrators
Active Classroom

August 19, 2015

Training for Administrators
StrataLogica

August 19, 2015

The New Features and Functions of StrataLogica
StrataLogica

August 5, 2015

Zombie Based Geography
Active Classroom

April 14, 2015

Collaborating Using Projects in StrataLogica
StrataLogica

March 24, 2015

Creating Presentations with StrataLogica
StrataLogica

March 12, 2015

Close Reading Activities with Freedom: A History of US
Active Classroom

February 12, 2015

The Colonial Williamsburg Series
Active Classroom

January 15, 2015

Getting Started with Active Classroom
Active Classroom