When SDE started around Jim and Lillian Grant’s kitchen table in the early 1990s,
their mission was to inspire teachers by bringing practical and motivating
professional development to schools and conference centers across the nation.
Our commitment to teachers remains unwavering.
But today we are announcing the difficult but necessary decision
to stop providing professional development services
– both school-based and events.
with Whitney La Rocca
4:00 – 5:15pm CST
Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2021
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, & 24
with Matthew R. Kay
6:30 – 7:45pm EST

Trending Topics

Expertise in the most relevant cutting-edge topics and global trends facing educators today.

Teaching Math

Learn how to make your classroom a numeracy-rich environment where students learn and develop a positive attitude towards math that will last.

Project Based Learning

Learn how to meld state learning standards and student-centered instruction with real-world problems, investigation and research, solution development, and authentic audience interaction.

Technology and Integration

Learn how to effectively integrate all aspects of technology in the educational process to fully engaged students and create authentic learning experiences emphasizing collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

Engagement in Classroom Management

Learn how to create an efficient, engaging learning environment for today’s students that goes beyond possessing organizational skills and a discipline plan.

Reading Strategies

Learn how to prepare beginning readers to become successful with systematic and explicit teaching of the fundamentals of reading and writing.

And more!

SDE’s expertise in trending topics can help empower you with professional development solutions that are not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. 

Featured Events


Get exclusive access to 100+ education experts sharing their research, practical strategies, and inspiration at our national and regional conferences.

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Elevate your teaching and learning with up-to-date, classroom-tested and proven strategies and techniques through our wildly-popular seminars.

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In-school PD

Bring high-impact and focused PD direct to your school or district with relevant, actionable, flexible, and hands-on solutions for your team.

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School Districts We've Partnered With

  • Wayne County RESA, MI

  • Rutherford County Schools, TN

  • Norfolk Public Schools, VA

  • Anne Arundel County School District, MD

  • Summit Academy Management, OH

  • Diocese of Spokane, WA

  • Sacramento County Office of Education/CA Dept of Ed, CA

  • Diocese of Erie, PA

  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District, OH

  • Catholic Diocese of Memphis, TN

  • Kaskaskia Special School District, IL

  • Leona Group Schools, LLC, MI

  • Humble ISD, TX

  • Freehold Borough School District, NJ