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Virtual Professional Learning: More Personalization and Work-Life Balance for All Staff

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO,; and Melissa Hodgson, Professional Learning Consultant,

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The pandemic accelerated online learning for all and highlighted some of the advantages of virtual professional learning for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and all staff—anytime, anywhere. Virtual professional learning gives all staff more choice and personalization, flexibility in time and place, and better work-life balance. Effective professional learning has become critical for staff support, morale, and retention at a time when there are so many staff shortages.

In this edWebinar, the presenters demonstrate how’s free professional learning platform, edWebinars, and podcasts can provide district and school staff with more autonomy, enjoyment, and engagement in professional learning. They show concrete examples of how school districts are using edWeb as a professional learning hub packed with high-quality resources for PreK–12 educators.

This program is part of the edWeb PD in Action series that highlights how education leaders are redesigning professional learning to support staff growth, culture, wellness, and retention, and improve student outcomes.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to school and district leaders, teachers, paraprofessionals, and any educator interested in creating effective and engaging professional learning programs.


Lisa SchmuckiAbout the Presenters

Lisa Schmucki is the founder and CEO of, an award-winning professional learning network that provides peer-to-peer learning for a global community of 1.4 million educators. edWeb’s framework for Best Practices for Virtual Professional Learning provides districts, schools, and individual educators with professional learning that impacts staff growth, culture, wellness, retention, and student outcomes. edWeb has won nine SIIA CODiE Awards for professional learning and collaboration.

Lisa has over 40 years’ experience in educational publishing, media, and online learning. She serves on the Board of NCTET (National Coalition for Technology in Education & Training), the Expert Network for ERDI (Education Research & Development Institute), the Project Tomorrow SpeakUp Council, the Advisory Board for the Power Trip for Women District Leaders, and previously on the Board of the SIIA Education Division. She is a graduate of Princeton University and has a master’s degree from the Stern School of Business at NYU.


Melissa HodgsonWith her experience as an educator and district administrator, Melissa advises edWeb on innovative and best practices for professional learning. She helps schools, districts, and colleges of education use edWeb to provide virtual professional learning for all staff that is flexible and provides choice to meet the individual needs of preK – 12 and pre-service educators. Melissa has helped edWeb secure state-level approval for teacher re-licensure in 42 states and continues to expand edWeb certification for early childhood and professional certifications. Melissa’s experience as an educator guides us in understanding the needs of schools and educators. She served as a high school social studies teacher and school administrator in New Jersey public schools for nearly two decades. Melissa has earned Master’s degrees in Education and Public Administration from New Jersey universities.


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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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