PD For Me Weekly Webchats

Prairie Public’s FREE PD for Me Weekly Webchat series is back and – thanks to feedback from teachers – redesigned to Talking Headsbetter support your professional development.

Click this link to join the conversation. All you need is 30 minutes, an internet-connected device, and a comfy chair. Make sure you have your webcam and mic on to maximize the chat time!

Can I receive credit?

Absolutely! In the spring, all attendees will receive certificates of completion listing their webchat hours. OR, you can sign-up for continuing education credit and attend any 15 chat hours for 1 CE credit.

NDSU Credit (Registration January 21-February 1)

UND Credit

VCSU Credit– Class #17838

What if I can’t attend chats live?

No problem. Check out our Weekly Webchat Channel to view chat recordings. Complete the webchat reflection form linked to each video to receive continuing ed credit and/or a certificate of completion. Most recordings will be shorter than the live chats, so you’ll get to check out a few more to get to 15 hours.

Why should I attend?

It’s a quick, free, low-stress PD that allows you to explore ideas and expand your teaching tricks, all right from your home or classroom. If the conversation isn’t about what you thought, just sign-out. But we think you’ll find something useful, cause other teachers told us so:

“I am hoping my assistant coach can run practice while I watch/do the March webinars, but in case that doesn’t work I am glad you have them recorded! I am loving PD for Me. Thanks for all your hard work!” – Julie, High School teacher, Richland, ND

“Tons of great info today!  Can’t wait to start using it!” –  January Flipped Classroom Attendee

“Lots of info ….. need to dig in and explore now!”  – March Writer’s Workshop Attendee

“Thank you very much and this was a great session!  I’m just beginning the use of VR in the classroom and your ideas will be helpful.”  – January Mystery Skype & VR attendee

Can we please talk about…?

Have a chat request? Share your ideas or send a question to dbakkegard@prairiepublic.org.



Here’s what we’re chatting about this month. Stay tuned for monthly additions, new topics, and content/grade specific chats. Join the chat here. 


January Chats


January 15 – Learning on the Go: Podcasts & Blogs  Find the best resources to keep your practice fresh. Teacher Andrea Weikum joins the chat to share her go-to learning resources.


January 17 – Best Books for Teachers  A roundtable of teachers sharing the best books and how they have impacted their teaching. Sit in and listen or bring a book that’s inspired you.


Posting January 22 (no live chat)  Social Media for Inspiration & Connection – Teaching can be uniquely isolating. Teacher and Tech Coach Nikki Vradenburg shares how to use Twitter and Facebook to grow skills and connections with like-minded teachers.


January 24 – Cool PD Outside ND  Free and exciting training experiences for educators shared by ND teachers. Listen in to learn about cool PD opportunities or join in to share your own experiences.


Posting January 29 (no live chat) – Making your own Mini-PD – Ideas to start your own article or book study group, integrate Edcamp-like unconference sessions into your school PD, and building your PLN.


January 31 – Finding the BEST PD in ND  Resources around the state to build your teacher toolbox. Learn more about great PD in ND and how to FIND it.