Learn all about CommonLit’s free training opportunities and Professional Development packages for schools.
Here at CommonLit, we’re committed to ensuring that teachers and administrators have the training and Professional Development they need to seamlessly and effectively utilize CommonLit with their students.
Throughout the school year, CommonLit will be leading free weekly webinars that are designed to provide educators with the essential information that they need to know about CommonLit’s digital tools and curriculum. In this blog post, we’ll share more information about these exciting opportunities!
This school year, schools and districts can also gain access to CommonLit’s Professional Development Portal with the purchase of CommonLit’s Fall Special. CommonLit’s PD Portal includes over 25 in-depth modules that focus on best practices for using the CommonLit 360 Curriculum, CommonLit Español, and CommonLit’s full digital program.
CommonLit’s Free Training Opportunities
Read below to find out more about CommonLit’s weekly webinar opportunities.
Digital Instruction with CommonLit for Secondary Educators
This 30-minute webinar is designed specifically for secondary educators who are interested in learning more about CommonLit’s digital library for grades 6–12, lesson-planning resources, accessibility tools for students, and progress monitoring tools. Educators will also receive a brief introduction to CommonLit’s 360 Curriculum.
Getting Started with CommonLit 360
This 30-minute webinar is all about CommonLit 360, CommonLit’s new and comprehensive digital curriculum for grades 6–10. In this webinar, educators learn all about the design of the 360 units. Teachers will also have the opportunity to preview the brand new reading, writing, vocabulary, and discussion lessons included in the curriculum.
Getting Started with CommonLit for Elementary Educators
This webinar is ideal for elementary teachers who are looking to learn all about CommonLit’s digital reading lessons and mini units for students in grades 3–5. CommonLit’s elementary team will also share information about CommonLit’s digital tools, data tracking features, and strategies for supporting younger learners.
CommonLit Lessons and Copyright Webinar
Join CommonLit’s content specialist, Karrin Thompson, as she discusses what the open education movement is and why we encourage teachers to use OER materials. You’ll also learn about the various types of licenses on our platform and explore ways that you can remix or reuse our CommonLit-created CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licensed content.
CommonLit Español Webinar (ES)
Members from the CommonLit Español team will walk you through our Spanish library and lesson planning resources. During this webinar, you will learn how to create an account, create a class, add students to your class, digitally assign a lesson, grade a lesson, and analyze data. We will also show you the platform from a student’s perspective and you will learn how to use our digital tools to support all students. This 45-minute to 1 hour long webinar is entirely in Spanish.
We are excited to help you use CommonLit with your students — see you on a webinar!