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Professional Development to Reinvigorate Teaching and Learning

School Specialty offers a variety of Professional Development opportunities to help you implement new programs, engage students, and reinvigorate teaching and learning in the classrooms. Our Subject Matter Experts and over 80 consultants are available to provide Professional Development across content areas. Our presenters include authors, Teachers of the Year, and experts within their field.


Professional Development is available in multiple formats to fit the individual needs of you and your educators. Live or recorded webinars, in-person half and full-day sessions, we can design something specifically for you. For more information on our Professional Development offerings, please complete the Request for More Information form here.

The School Specialty Blog

School Specialty's blog, called the Schoolyard, has hundreds of articles with ideas and resources that you can implement in your classroom today. Click here to visit the Schoolyard.

Site-based Workshops

Our experts will come to you. Partial, full and multi-day workshops, as well as Keynote Conference Presentations, are available for a fee.

General topics are available for all categories. These include, but are not limited to:

• Implementing an Effective Response to Intervention Model
• Rewiring the Reading Brain Utilizing Scientifically Research Based Strategies
• Using Formative Assessment to guide Instruction
• Integrating STEAM
• How to Create a Makerspace in Your School
• Including Sensory Solutions in the Classroom
• Understanding Sensory Processing as Part of Universal Design
• 10 Terrific Tips to Promote Good fine Motor Skills
• Preschoolers as Problem Solvers: Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills
• Social Emotional Wellness in Early Childhood
• Nutrition Education
• Proven Strategies for Making PE Fun, Engaging & Meaningful
• Advanced Safety Education Training
• Bereavement and Grieving Training
• Immediate Responder Training


Customized professional development is also available based upon individual instructional needs. For more information, please complete the Professional Development Interest form.

Early Childhood
Birth - Grade 2

Arts and Crafts
K - 12

K - 12

SSI Professional Development available through your NIPA contract


Watch and engage directly with our education experts during a live webinar. Or explore our library of recorded webinars to view a topic that interests you. These resources are offered free to our valued customers.


Instruction & Intervention Webinars
Makerspace Webinar



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