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Empower your teaching team

Foster your teachers’ professional growth to better inspire young minds

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The power of teaching teachers

Professional development is an essential part of the teaching profession — teachers are expected to constantly improve their own skills, learn new pedagogies, and develop new strategies to engage their students. They need to be lifelong learners themselves. However, providing them with the necessary paths and materials to facilitate professional development is no easy task.

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Help teachers set career goals and seamlessly track the skills needed to reach them

Quickly create engaging and individualized courses for teachers’ career development needs

Deliver consistent and scalable professional development programs

Develop efficient tracking of professional development progress and certification

Incorporate collaborative and human-connected learning and networking for teachers to network with colleagues in a professional development context

Why professional development for teachers is essential

Teacher professional development (PD) is crucial for skill enhancement and adapting to new teaching styles and strategies. As public awareness and acknowledgement of neurodiversity increases, we’re developing more effective ways to engage neurodiverse learners and help them excel.

Lifelong learning is pivotal for educators to stay updated on the latest educational strategies to better serve students and themselves. This improves teaching quality and potential earnings.

Policymakers recognize PD as crucial for imparting the complex skills required in the 21st century. However, successful PD goes beyond initial training. Teachers need ongoing support and help refining their teaching methods. By focusing on specific curriculum content, collaboration, effective practice models, targeted feedback, and coaching, we can build a better equipped team of teachers and, in turn, students. 

Teachers often lack time to learn skills outside of teaching hours or encounter PD courses that don't align with their interests or professional goals. To effectively integrate technology into classrooms, PD courses should equip teachers with digital literacy and emphasize technology's value for boosting student performance.

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent PD method. It empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into both curriculum and instruction.

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) foster collaborative learning, providing teachers with ongoing support, resources, and opportunities to improve teaching practices. 

Utilizing a modern learning platform, like CYPHER, for PD enables districts to offer comprehensive training, enhance collaboration among teachers, and streamline certification programs, leveraging the same platform used for student learning and reducing the need for extra investment in resources. 

The CYPHER platform offers diverse features, including customizable class delivery styles, mastery tracking, learning paths, and certificates of completion, ensuring effective and engaging PD tailored to teachers' needs.

Award-winning platform for education

In the past year, we’ve received over two dozen awards for our innovative learning technology, including Forbes Advisor’s “Best Overall Employee Training Software” and “Best LMS.” We’ve also received recognition for our work in academia, earning the title of “Best K-12 Remote Learning Partner” in the SIIA CODiE Awards and numerous other awards.

Supercharged teacher professional development. In minutes.

AI 360 with Copilot on the CYPHER platform can supercharge teacher professional development content – empowering you to deliver robust new courses fast. Imagine building competency-based, gamified courses specifically aligned to teachers’ goals in just minutes! 


This lets you:

  • Create highly personalized courses – aligned to teachers’ professional development goals – and launch them just in time!
  • Easily scale your teacher professional development program
  • Ensure mastery of professional development concepts for every teacher, at scale
Are you ready to see CYPHER Learning in action?