Frequently asked questions
As you know, professional development in K-12 education helps teachers to improve their skills, knowledge, and expertise to be more effective in the classroom. This is often done in person but can also be delivered conveniently through online learning (as we do with EC Premium). We offer various learning formats, including videos, complete courses with completion certificates, podcast episodes, and short and long-form readings. Your staff can also upload their own internal professional development resources created by your team. By staying updated with the latest, best-practice teaching methods, educators can ensure they provide a genuinely engaging, impactful, and effective student learning experience.
While teachers spend years studying at university and preparing to begin their education careers, it is widely known that a great deal of professional learning happens in the classroom and on the job. In addition, teachers pick up new approaches from their peers in the staff room, at school development days, and at conferences, workshops, or post-graduate study. When teachers have any time, anywhere access to online professional development, rather than waiting months or years to experience in-person workshops, they can apply adult learning principles to learn what they need when they need it. This learning can then be applied immediately in the classroom to improve student learning outcomes.
For school leaders, online teacher professional development is also a helpful way to keep education professionals motivated and engaged with their work. Learning new skills and how to navigate current and future challenges in education helps your team feel more fulfilled in their jobs, leading to better performance and retention.
Whether you’re an administrator, school leader, or teacher, EC Premium makes finding and assigning content to meet your team’s professional learning needs easy. From leadership to literacy and everything in between, you can find a course in your school’s customised learning hub. Just use keywords to search for the topic you want to cover and browse the available courses. It’s that easy!
Our team of former teachers and school leaders carefully curate all content on EC Premium, bring together up-to-date playlists, and support our network of content partners to fresh launch new content every week.
In addition, our Education Success Managers and AI-supported search features can help you find the best match for your professional learning needs.
Professional development refers to structured training programs with specific learning outcomes, while professional learning encompasses a wider range of activities and encourages ongoing, self-directed learning and reflective practice. Whilst both concepts are important for teachers’ growth and improvement in their practice, and EC Premium supports both, we use the term professional learning more frequently.