Educator Professional Development

Whether you are a new educator, have many years of experience, or are just looking to connect with other educators, you have numerous options to continue learning and connecting.

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Monthly topic focused Zoom professional development sessions open to all ESI employees.

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PD certificate available

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SubConnect Facebook Group

Connect with other ESI employees who are subbing in schools across Arizona.

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ESI Sub Tip Showcase

A growing collection of videos made just for you!

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New Educators Group

For new substitutes who have limited or no prior teaching experience. We want you to experience success!

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PD certificate available

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1-on-1 Coaching

Need support with an upcoming or recent subbing experience? Schedule a 15-minute call ESI.

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Additional Resources

Explore options that are just right for you!

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Substitute Success 7

A curated set of modules designed to help you learn skills to support your success.

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PD certificate available

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Inspire Leading in Learning

Professional development designed to support you with leading students to social and academic gains.

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PD certificate available

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AZ Virtual Teacher Institute

Check out the calendar of free live remote learning opportunities.

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PD certificate available

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PAX Good Behavior Game

Strategies to improve social-emotional learning, student behavior, academic outcomes, and teacher wellness.

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PD certificate available

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ASU Community Educators

A collection of 15-minute courses designed to boost teaching skills.

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PD certificate available

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PBS Kids Self-Paced Learning

A collection of flexible self-paced learning to help inspire PreK-2 teachers and provide support for the classroom.

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PD certificate available

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PBS Learning Media

A library of 2,500 modules that provide a range of learning opportunities for educators in all subjects and grade levels.

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A collection of podcasts for those who like to learn on the go.

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A growing collection of videos made just for you! (*Registration Fee)

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PD certificate available

Did you know?

Renewal of a standard Arizona Substitute Certificate does not require the completion of professional development hours.

Renewal of an Emergency Substitute Certificate requires 30 hours of qualifying professional development. These hours are reviewed/approved by the sponsoring school district/charter. Check with your district/charter to confirm whether or not your professional development will be approved.

For more information about Educator Certification, visit the ADE Educator Certification page.

Teaching as a Career

Thinking about a career in teaching?

Each ESI employee brings a unique background of education and experience. There are multiple pathways available to those who are interested in becoming a fully certified teacher in Arizona. We suggest you start by reviewing Arizona Department of Education's Educator Certification & Career page.

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