Faculty Professional Development


For OC in-service professional development, visit the Faculty Professional Development section in the Angel Learning Management System.


Here are a few free opportunities you may choose to complete:

  • The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program provides primary source-based staff development to teachers across the country. Earn a certificate of completion by taking the Library's self-paced interactive modules. Each multimedia-rich program delivers approximately one hour of staff development. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/selfdirected/There are 6 to choose from:
    • Introduction to the Library of Congress
      Get an overview of the digitized materials and K-12 resources from the Library of Congress.
      Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources
      Teachers and students demonstrate how primary sources can be used to support inquiry learning. Inquiry encourages students to draw on their prior knowledge, personal experiences and critical thinking skills to construct meaning.
      Copyright and Primary Sources
      Learn how to evaluate primary sources from the Library's collections for the best use within copyright. Listen to several teachers as they evaluate the use of primary sources for use with their students.
      Analyzing Primary Sources: Photographs and Prints
      Learn how photographs and prints from the Library's collections can increase student engagement in the classroom.
      Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps
      Learn instructional strategies for using maps in the classroom.
      Finding Primary Sources
      Understand the breadth and depth of the Library's collections and listen to teachers as they find primary sources for their students.
  • The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine is offering free PD with continuing education credits and a FREE certificate of completion if you register. It appears this might be appropriate for Chiropractics, Medical Assisting, Massage, Healthcare Management, and Personal Trainer. http://nccam.nih.gov/training/videolectures