Two reasons: (1) Finding quality professional development is hard. With LaunchPad, you and/your school team(s) get access to 20+ hours of professional development created by nationally recognized experts and leaders in the field. Each RocketPD video mini-course features a minimum of three key lessons, with three key outcomes. Plus, an accompanying practical learning workbook for drill and practice. Our blended approach ensures that every member of the RocketPD community not only has the opportunity to learn alongside the best names in K-12 education, on the topics that matter to them, but that they have adequate time to reflect on that content and think about how to apply critical concepts into their everyday practice.
(2) Because our LaunchPad courses have a relatively small footprint — just 60 minutes in length, in most cases — you and/your your team(s) can engage with the content without taking a lot of time out of their already busy schedules. LaunchPad represents a great way for school leaders to vet the quality of their professional development content before making a larger investment in one particular thought leader or professional learning program or discipline. Find out what works for your team, then decide how to allocate finite time and resources to the topics they care about and require more support with. It’s a win-win.