Casenex PD: Authentic Professional Development

A case-based approach to engaging educators in real-world, problem solving scenarios

The Casenex PD online learning environment is truly ahead of the curve. The content of Casenex PD courses is challenging and thought-provoking, and the online classroom community is perfect for learners who appreciate a flexible schedule.

Danielle Bruno   Science Resource Teacher/Instructional Coach Providence Elementary School

This has been a really awesome learning experience for me as a teacher. One would think that nineteen years in the classroom would have allowed me to polish most areas, but I am pleased to say that I have no doubt this course and the knowledge I have gained from it have made me a better teacher.

Pam   Appling County, GA

I took a Casenex PD course last summer and was really surprised by the sense of community I felt in the course. Even though the class was online, I felt as though I really connected with the other teachers in the class and our instructor. I would often find myself looking for posts from certain people because even though I only recognized their names and had never met them, I felt as though I really agreed with things they had to say and knew that I would be able to respond to their comments.

Katherine V. Booth   Third Grade Teacher Sunrise Valley Elementary

The 5-step method used in the Casenex PD online courses fosters a comprehensive approach to viewing all sides of an issue. I found this to be helpful both in practice and in theory. After reading and discussing the cases you feel comfortable expressing your own opinion, and better informed by reading the opinions of your colleagues.

Martha Bingaman   High school teacher Baltimore County Public Schools, MD

Backed by research from the University of Virginia and proven to help educators grow

The case-based approach gives teachers and administrators the opportunity to collaborate and identify the best solutions for some of the biggest challenges they face.

Earn CEUs and graduate credit through accredited partner universities

Develop critical thinking and decision making skills and apply them directly to classrooms

Access to resources in the virtual library – Reducing the need to purchase textbooks

Go at your own pace. All courses are entirely online and can fit into your personal schedule

Collaborate with other educators in group discussions

Make real connections between cases and your classroom or school through multimedia “slices of life”

A PROVEN MODEL TO PREPARE EDUCATORS FOR THE REAL ISSUES THEY FACE

Casenex PD follows an effective five-step approach

  1. Identify educational issues, problems, and opportunities.
  2. Recognize different perspectives and values that drive others’ actions.
  3. Draw upon personal, theoretical, and empirical knowledge bases and apply them to the issue identified.
  4. Propose actions and potential solutions to the issue.
  5. Predict the possible outcomes of different actions.

Put Research into Practice

Research-based methodology

Casenex PD offers over 80 multimedia, web-based cases, or “slices of life” that form a bridge between best practices and the real, complex school environment.

Content areas include:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Education Leadership
  • Equity and Diversity
  • School Reform
  • General Education
  • Science Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Special Education
  • Math Education
  • Technology Integration
  • Reading and Literacy

Graduate and Professional Development Credit Options

Earn credit towards recertification and advanced degrees through our partnership with Adams State University.
Current course offerings:

  • Behavior Management
  • Child Development
  • Design, Teaching, and Assessing Technology Enhanced Lessons
  • Elementary Math Methods
  • Methods and Materials for ESOL
  • The Special Learner
  • Reading to Learn
  • Introduction to the Gifted and Talented

Featured Casenex PD Partners

Dekalb County School District, Georgia

As Georgia’s third largest school system, DCSD was challenged to meet a state-mandated endorsement requirement. The demand exceeded their capacity for face-to-face facilitation, so DCSD chose Casenex PD to develop and deliver high quality online courses. The enrollment and results quickly exceeded all expectations. After the program’s first year, there was a 200% increase in enrollment. As a result of this success, DCSD decided to partner with Casenex PD to also create an English as a Second Language (ESOL) endorsement.

Gifted courses used:

  • Curriculum and Strategies for Gifted Learners
  • Assessment and Measurement of Gifted Learners
  • Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
  • Methods and Materials

ESOL courses used:

  • ESOL and Multicultural Education Issues
  • Methods and Materials for teaching ESOL
  • Applied Linguistics
  • ESOL Instructional Strategies

Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland

BCPS offers over 20 Casenex PD courses a year in numerous content areas with expected student enrollment for the current school year to exceed 1000 participants. Beginning in 2004, BCPS decided to target teachers who wished to earn their Maryland Admin 1 endorsement.  As part of their comprehensive course offerings, BCPS now offers all the courses required to earn Admin 1 certification.

Admin courses used:

  • School Administration
  • Group Dynamics
  • Clinical Supervision
  • School Law
  • Curriculum Design and Supervision
  • Practicum/Internship for Admin 1 Certification

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