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Professional Learning Opportunities 2023-05-09T11:35:13-06:00

ACCELerate NM – FREE Professional Development for 2022-2023

The NMPED is excited to announce the launch of our NEW professional development portal available to all districts, charters, and tribally controlled schools!

Each customized offering provides whole-system vertical support with professional development that promotes accelerated learning practices and enhances instructional best practices through the use of the New Mexico Instructional Scope, Multi-Layered System of Supports (MLSS), and High-Dosage Tutoring. All vendors will work close with district/school leadership to develop a professional development plan that aligns to current needs and schedules.

  • Specialized Consortiums
    • Rural District: Districts that serve a total student population of 1,500 students or less face unique challenges. This specialized consortium includes 1-on-1 consultation to align vendor supports to current professional development plans and schedules. Click here to enroll in the Rural District Consortium! 
    • Charter: State-authorized New Mexico Charter Schools exist to serve a variety of areas of need in our communities. Because of this, NMPED has developed a Specialized Charter Consortium to provide professional development that meets the needs of YOUR teachers, staff, and students. Click here to enroll in the Charter School Consortium! 
  • Customized Whole-System Alignment: Provides a one-stop-shop for all district and school partners. NMPED will provide a rubric of selections and ask that the district or school complete a brief needs survey. Once projects are selected, vendors will begin planning with professional development sessions that align to the district or school’s current professional development calendar. Click here to enroll in the Customized Whole-System Alignment! 
  • Statewide Communities-of-Practice
    • NMPED’s Curriculum and Instruction Division has heard a resounding need throughout the state for targeted spaces that foster authentic communication, mentoring, coaching, and self-reflection. All of the Statewide Communities-of-Practices leverage dialogue between people who come together to explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities.
      • Teachers/Instructional Coaches: Focuses on in-classroom support in planning for learning acceleration and holistic student differentiation to better instructional practice and student supports. Includes $1,000 stipend. Click here to enroll in one or more of the Teacher/Instructional Coach Communities-of-Practice!
        • Content-Specific: (Math: K-5, 6-8, Algebra) (Language Arts: K-5, 6-12)
        • Teacher/Instructional Coach: Focus on ensuring teachers understand and use the NMIS to implement Accelerated Learning principles so that all students receive access to grade-level content.
      • School Leaders: Provides targeted professional learning opportunities to teams of principals, assistant principals, and instructional coaches to support the implementation of strategies for acceleration in language arts and math. Includes onsite and/or virtual coaching. Includes a $1,250 stipend. Click here to enroll in one or more of the School Leader Community-of-Practice!
      • District Leadership: Explore the most critical components of accelerated learning and create plans for building excitement, investment, and skill across your school systems using the Multi-Layered System of Supports (MLSS) and the New Mexico Instructional Scope (NMIS). Provides onsite and/or virtual coaching. Includes a $1,500 stipend. Click here to enroll in the District Leadership Community-of-Practice!

ALL New Mexico Districts, Schools, State Charters, Tribal Education Department (TED), Tribally Controlled Schools and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are welcome to apply for FREE professional development offerings that align systems and build capacity to implement the New Mexico Instructional Scope, Accelerated Learning Practices, NMPED’s Multi-Layered System of Supports & High Dosage Tutoring!

NMPED is here to help build a customized set of offerings for your district or school! Please contact Michelle Korbakes below to learn more.

Michelle Korbakes, M.S. Ed | Accelerated Learning & Professional Development Project Manager


Cell: 575.491.5773

Presented by the Curriculum and Instruction Division

High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is providing this High-Quality Professional Learning (HQPL) Marketplace List as a guide and tool for teachers, schools, and districts to identify professional learning provider programs that support orientation and on-going implementation of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM). The HQPL Marketplace List includes provider professional learning programs that were reviewed and vetted to ensure they demonstrate evidence-based strategies and results. The HQPL Marketplace List is a resource LEA’s can use to begin the selection process for professional learning needs at the local level.

High-Quality Professional Learning (HQPL) Marketplace List

If you are interested in receiving information about the application process for being added to the HQPL Marketplace List, please fill out this form, and you will be added to the contact list.

PED is excited to announce the launch of a new Professional Learning Portal, which contains a consolidated list of materials and supporting content for educators.

Visit the NMPED Canvas Catalog

Additional Professional Learning Courses

Elevate NM Spring Training 2021 – Teachers
Elevate NM Spring Training 2021 – Administrators
Making Virtual Learning Accessible for All Students
COVID-19 Safe Practices Certification Training Course
Social Studies Professional Learning Opportunities

Additional professional development resources may be found on individual bureau pages.

Page last updated May 9, 2023