Professional Development Program (PDP)
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The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has always provided an online platform that supplied the resources required for Special Education Professional Development. Over the years, we have added numerous courses, lectures, PowerPoint presentations, resources and e-Publications. In fact, the sheer volume of content has reached a point where another approach to maximize the primary function of professional development was needed. From this need for a better layout to allow for easier access and use of our website for Professional Development, we have created the NASET Professional Development Program (PDP). Within this area, you will find our suggestions for how to best use the content and separate menu selections broken down in a way that will direct you to the professional development you or your staff need.
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Should I use PDP
If you are a….
Special Education Director, Director of People Personnel Services, Principal or Administrator
The NASET Professional Development Program (PDP) will provide you and your staff with over 100 courses, multiple video lectures and PowerPoint presentation that will help to meet continuing education and/or staff training requirements. Using our courses, suggested e-Publication series, and PowerPoint presentations for professional development will ease the burden you face to provide quality materials to enhance and improve your staff’s knowledge, skills and abilities in special education. You will have accountability through course completion certificates and/or reports from NASET with usage and course completion records. We even provide tools for your staff that will further their abilities to succeed as we are always keeping you current with the latest available special education news, policy and practices in the field of special education.
NASET’s PDP provides you with materials and resources for staff and parent training, faculty meetings, and presentations to parent groups. You will have the opportunity to utilize many elements of PDP to provide or reinforce goals for the special education staff charged with training. Whether it be PowerPoint presentations on a specific subject they use in a training session or simply PD course assignments, the trainers will have all they need to get their jobs done without the stress of finding and acquiring what is available in the NASET PDP.
If you are a….
Special Education Teacher, General Education, Paraprofessional or Other Support Staff
The NASET Professional Development Program (PDP) will make it easy to meet your obligations for professional development. Providing you with over 100 courses, multiple video lectures and PowerPoint presentation, the PDP will help to meet your continuing education requirements. Using our courses, suggested e-Publication series, and PowerPoint presentations for Professional Development will ease the burden you face in finding quality materials to enhance and improve your knowledge, skills and abilities in special education. For each course that you take and complete successfully, you will receive a personalized course certificate. We also provide tools that will further your abilities to succeed, as we are always keeping you current with news, policy and practices in the field of special education.
Need to research about best practices or how to inform parents about specific issues their children face? The PDP can provide the information and/or resources you need so that you quickly find and immediately access them 24/7. Whether you need to provide study hours to your district for your professional development or want to know how to complete a section of an IEP, the PDP is there to make your job that much easier.
How Do I Access the PDP?
The PDP is Presented four (4) Groupings:
- PDP Courses, Video Lectures, and PowerPoint Presentation
- PDP Publications
- PDP Tools
- PDP Resources
Within each PDP grouping you will find descriptions of the various elements with links directly to the specific area of the website. Take me Directly to the PDP Menu
How much does the PDP Cost?
If you are an individual, the PDP is included in your NASET Membership. To learn more about NASET Membership including cost, - Click here
If you are a School or District, the PDP pricing is based upon a sliding scale and is dependant upon the number of staff that would participate. To receive a quote, download the form through the link below and return to us via email.