Commonwealth Learning Online Institute Provides Asynchronized Professional Development

Needham, MA - Commonwealth Learning Online Institute, a not-for-profit organization providing online professional development for teachers, recently announced asynchronized professional development programs available to school districts around the country, with offerings in Vocabulary, Close Reading Development Comprehension, Increasing Fluency, Instructing Phonics & Spelling, Integrated 5 Essential Reading Skills and Supporting Phonemic Awareness for Pre-K and K-12 education. Currently, the Chelmsford, Massachusetts school district is spearheading the concept, offering these opportunities to their teaching staff throughout the 20-21 school year.


“As educators are dealing with a difficult school year beyond anything expected, we are happy to be able to offer flexible professional development programs,” says Kim Michel, Director CLOI. “The ability for teachers to take advantage of asynchronized professional development programs is key as they juggle this new educational landscape.”

CLOI’s courses have been developed to meet the rigorous standards of a graduate level course and can be taken for graduate credit or professional development points (PDPs). The course expectations are the same for either route. Graduate credit is provided by Gordon College, Westfield State University, and MidAmerica Nazarene University; registrants receive graduate credit from the college of their choice. PDPs are offered through Westfield State University.

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About Commonwealth Learning Online Institute

Commonwealth Learning Online Institute is a non-profit organization providing professional development across the curriculum based on the current standards used throughout the nation. They work with other experts in the field to develop and facilitate courses in the online environment using state of the art technology tools coupled with research-based assessments and teaching methods. CLOI provides educators with an all-inclusive online learning opportunity that improves teacher effectiveness, streamlines implementation of state standards, and increases the percentage of college and career ready students.

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220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6, Needham, MA 02494-3133, USA