Professional/Career Development

Professional/Career Development

The idea of teaching is not a difficult concept, but the effective application of teaching can be. Teaching programs are being pressured to continue adding more content without adding more time or classes to a program. This is where your chapter can help—by creating events to help meet those unmet needs of the overstretched teacher preparation program.

Chapter Spotlights
Xi Gamma ChapterChildren of Unauthorized Immigrants
The Xi Gamma Chapter hosted a panel featuring individuals who have been unauthorized immigrants and/or who work with this unique population.
Tau Phi ChapterEducator’s Resource Fair
Instead of a career fair, the Tau Phi Chapter invited community organizations to provide information for educators about unique opportunities in the surrounding community.
Delta Psi ChapterPD Days Conferences
Two 1-day conferences provided members of the Delta Psi Chapter with the opportunity to hear from experts ranging from lawyers and educators to parents of children with special needs.

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Professional Development Project Idea Listing

Need ideas for a new project or ways to expand your chapter’s current project? This list is filled with program ideas from KDP chapters around the world. Be sure to submit the Semester Celebration report to have your idea listed here next year!

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PD Out of the Box

Quality professional development programs are available for your use as icebreakers at the start of a meeting, a chapter program, or an event for preservice educators in your teaching program. The curriculum is designed to enhance educators’ understanding of key areas, such a multiculturalism, equity in the classroom and other topics that complement teacher preparation coursework. Click here to learn more

Meetings to Go
Meetings to Go — Using Webinars
Meetings To Go! are high-quality professional development presentations on a variety of educational themes and timely topics. Each webinar runs approximately one hour. Thought-provoking pre- and post-questions are included and will spark dialogue and engage participants in the discussion.
  • Find the listing of webinars and chapter discussion guides here.
  • Download directions for using a webinar in a chapter meeting or group setting.
  • Need a flier for your chapter meeting or event? Find templates here.
  • Request a Certificate of Participation for all attendees by sending this attendance document to