Types of Professional Development

Illinois Professional LearningBlended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.

Online learning is a method of delivering educational information via the internet instead of in a physical classroom. There are many different applications for online learning, ranging in scope from simple downloadable content (like iTunes U) through to structured programs that include assessment and award.

A webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web using video conferencing software. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements: the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time.

CPDU is the measurement used to award credit for participation in a broad range of activities including action research, staff development programs, curriculum design, mentoring, supervision of a student teacher, workshops and seminars.