Professional Educators Initiative

Module Content and Schedule

Schedule for Upcoming     Professional Development Modules

Ball State’s professional development modules for elementary and secondary teachers are useful if your district is using RISE, TAP, or another teacher evaluation system – including one customized to your district’s local needs.

The modules specifically relate to Domain 1 (purposeful planning) and Domain 2 (effective instruction) of the Indiana Teacher Effectiveness Rubric, commonly referred to as the RISE rubric. They align with the performance standards of instruction, designing and planning instruction, and the learning environment within the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement. And, they offer best-practices if your school corporation is using its own or a different set of evaluation standards.

Customized Outcomes
Rather than a “one size fits all” course, our targeted, just-in-time modules are designed so that you meet your desired goals and outcomes.

Teachers will benefit from:

  • Personalized, quick-response feedback from Ball State faculty, who serve as coach-mentors.
  • Professors’ virtual office hours to address an individual's specific needs at times/places convenient to him or her.
  • Ball State’s adherence to national best-practices in online teaching and learning.
  • Assignments built around the teacher's classroom so teachers can immediately put their knowledge to use.
  • Online tools that allow teachers to interact with professional peers.

Professional Growth Points
These modules may count toward Professional Growth Plan (PGP) point totals. At the successful completion of each module, teachers will receive a certificate as evidence of their work. Check with your school for more details on how many PGP points might be awarded.

Professional Development
The modules are offered as non-credit, professional development opportunties. Professional development generally refers to ongoing learning opportunities available to teachers through universities or their own school districts. These modules do not count for college credit on a university transcript, but still give teachers a professional credential to help advance their careers.