Professional Learning Overview

Research-driven learning experiences,
tailored to your needs

NWEA professional learning delivers high-quality online, onsite, virtual, and blended learning experiences to help educators bring curriculum, instruction, and assessment into alignment to improve student outcomes.

Turn evidence into action

Develop the knowledge and know-how to leverage high-quality, reliable evidence of learning to inform instruction and decision-making.

Effective and classroom relevant

Educators will complete professional learning sessions with action plans and practical strategies they can immediately implement to improve teaching and learning.

Ready where you are

Engage with learning that meets you wherever you are on your path to improving instructional practice.

Authentic, tailor-made solutions
empower educators to learn forward

Delivery designed with you in mind

NWEA professional learning provides ideal learning opportunities for any setting—onsite, virtual, small group, or 1:1—designed around your unique goals and challenges.

Traditional learning

Onsite, face-to-face session with consultant

Virtual learning

Live instruction through our online portal

On-demand learning

Learn on your own time at your own pace

Small-team blended learning

Combine delivery formats to meet team needs

Measuring learning impact

Quantify the impact of professional learning on educator knowledge, skills, and instructional practice using a comprehensive suite of measurement tools. Measure the effect on student outcomes by evaluating appropriate assessment data and classroom assessment practices.


Covering everything from assessment literacy to zone of proximal development, NWEA professional learning supports four broad categories of professional practice to drive impact in the classroom.

Learning evaluation services

Measure the impact of professional learning on educators, school systems, and student outcomes to ensure your unique needs and goals are met.

Request a needs assessment with one of our experts.

About the team

Averaging 25 years of teaching and administrative experience, our professional learning consultants are veteran practitioners familiar with the peaks and valleys of the education land-scape. They live and work in the urban, rural, and suburban communities you call home and have the keen insight to help your team set goals and determine a clear path forward.


Chase Nordengren, PhD

Chase Nordengren, PhD is a Principal Research Lead, Effective Instructional Strategies at NWEA, where he supports the Professional Learning team with primary and secondary research that drives instructional improvement.

Professional learning has been customized to meet the learning needs for our teachers, supporting them throughout their journey. Three years later, we are seeing great success. Using our MAP data, the Learning Continuum, and formative assessment practices, our students are experiencing great growth, closing the achievement gap!

Dr. Lori Stollar
Director of Curriculum and Innovation, Littlestown Area School District, Pennsylvania

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