Canyon Professional Development

GCU's Canyon Professional Development department provides today's educators with inspiring and purposeful programs that focus on everything from strategic implementation of STEM and financial literacy to grant writing and classroom management. We offer customized onsite sessions at your school, as well as GCU-based learning opportunities and events for staff, administrators and educators.

Geared toward diverse 21st century learners, our Canyon Professional Development program offerings are led by educational experts with a wide array of experience and knowledge. Whether you choose an onsite session or attend a campus event, the Canyon PD team will deliver valuable insight, instruction and support. Ultimately, our goal is to help generate excellence through a range of unique learning opportunities, the latest educational topics and active learning strategies. We're providing professional development, with a purpose.

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Fall 2020 Events and Programs

Free Virtual Trainings and Workshops

We are here to walk alongside our educators and community by creating informational webinars to support you and your students. We are here to listen to your needs and concerns as we meet ever lasting needs of K-12 students. These webinars are designed to meet ever changing needs in a timely fashion and provide free resources to educators. The webinars are recorded and available on the Canyon PD YouTube channel for convenient viewing.

Sept. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 | Noon AZ Time
Gain valuable insight and tips at the Principals’ Collaborative Community.

Registration: gcu.edu/PCC

Aug. 26 l 10 am AZ Time
Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Dec. 2 l Noon AZ Time
Join Canyon PD experts and learn varying educational and teaching topics.

Webinars for Teachers Registration

Paid Virtual Trainings and Workshops

Professional learning needs do not stop during physical distancing. Our Canyon PD team has put together virtual professional learning opportunities that are developed with the online experience in mind. We provide an engaging synchronous experience customized to your needs that allows time to practice while still receiving support. Join us virtually to build your professional toolbox!

Sept. 8, Oct. 6 and Nov. 17 | $150 Per Person or $400 For a Team of Three Attendees** | Earn 6 hours PD
K-12 audiences will learn the framework to begin implementing PBL or to retool an existing project.

Registration: gcu.edu/PBL

*All upcoming in-person campus events have been canceled, postponed or moved to a virtual setting.
**Must be from the same school or district.

Sept. 10, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 | $150 Per Person or $400 For a Team of Three Attendees** | Earn 6 hours PD
K-12 teachers and administrators will become familiar with the engineering design process, active learning strategies and digital tools that enhance classroom engagement in virtual and in-person environments.

Registration: gcu.edu/TinSTEM

*All upcoming in-person campus events have been canceled, postponed or moved to a virtual setting.
**Must be from the same school or district.

Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 | $100 Per Person or $270 For a Team of Three Attendees** | Earn 4 hours PD

K-6 teachers and support staff will discuss the resources needed to create a learning environment that will maximize the potential for student success by using the strategies associated with differentiated instruction.

Registration: gcu.edu/DI

*All upcoming in-person campus events have been canceled, postponed or moved to a virtual setting.
**Must be from the same school or district.

Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Nov. 19 | $100 Per Person or $270 For a Team of Three Attendees** | Earn 6 hours PD

Reflect on your current K-6 classroom management practices and engage in role play based on real classroom situations to develop confidence in your newfound tools. 

Registration: gcu.edu/ClassManage

*All upcoming in-person campus events have been canceled, postponed or moved to a virtual setting.
 **Must be from the same school or district.


Canyon Professional Development Subscription Models

Save time, reduce costs and build staff expertise with our Canyon Professional Development subscriptions! We provide professional development with purpose through inspiring opportunities and practical programs for educators, administrators and staff. Ranging from online sessions to customized coaching at your site, our workshops are all designed to empower your employees and add value to your school.

We have subscription model options available both in Phoenix and outside the Phoenix metro area. Whether it’s a professional development event at GCU or on-site workshop sessions, you can choose the level and delivery method that is best for your educators and programs.

Phoenix Metro Subscription Options

Outside of Phoenix Metro Subscription Options

 

For more information on these Canyon Professional Development subscriptions, complete the form below and a representative will contact you.

*All upcoming in-person campus events have been canceled, postponed or moved to a virtual setting.


Bring Canyon Professional Development to You

To request a Canyon PD session at your facility or organization, please fill out this form. Once completed, someone from Canyon PD will contact you to finalize the details. All requests must be submitted at least two months prior to the event date. Sessions and experts are subject to availability. 

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