Course Catalog

Welcome to the Course Catalog

Our full listing of courses. Please click on any course to see more details.  You can also use the search option to locate any course you may be looking for.  

Note: Courses are indicated as public or private.





Leadership | Self-Paced

AFT Leadership Course

In this course you will learn about leadership roles, financial roles, government compliance including important dates, affiliate accountability, best practices for affiliate finances, political action funds, creating a budget. Finally finish off learning about AFT's History and values.

Cheryl Teare


Leadership | Course

AFT National Trainers Leadership Network

This is the networking site for AFT National Trainers. You will find information here about the latest activities for National Trainers and archived materials from our previous discussions and activities.


Assessments | Course

Appropriate Use of Assessments: An Introduction

Appropriate Use of Assessments: An Introduction is a professional development opportunity designed specifically for educators, school improvement teams, and school administratorsThis is a prerequisite course that must be completed before enrolling in the other courses that are part of the Making Data and Classroom Assessments Work For You series.



Common Core State Standards | Course

Cognitive Coaching

In this lesson, educators will use the Common Core State Standards for speaking and listening appropriate for your grade level to develop a lesson using the features of accountable talk and accountable language stems.

Melanie Hobbs


Assessments | Course

Newark Data Teams

This course provides the knowledge and tools so participants can use data to improve schools, to inform instruction, and to advance learning individually and collaboratively.


Teacher Evaluation | Self-Paced

Student Learning Objectives

This AFT professional learning module is designed to teach educators how to write a high quality Student Learning Objective (SLO) that meets the requirements of state and local evaluation systems and recognizes how SLOs “fit” with curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Dawn Krusemark


Leadership | Resource

Teacher Development and Evaluation

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) created a teacher development and evaluation framework that is research and standards-based. The framework can be used both to judge a district's current evaluation system or to assist in designing, enhancing and implementing a new comprehensive teacher development and evaluation system.


Teacher Evaluation | Blended Course

Teaching for Engaged Learning

Schools and educators are facing many challenges today to raise the performance levels of all students, close the achievement gap, create safe havens for learning, and prepare students for life beyond the classroom. As the learning needs of today’s students become increasingly diverse, this course explores ways to equalize student status, both cognitively and socially, to increase student learning and enhance teacher effectiveness.

The research material presented in this course has been translated for practitioner use. Translation refers to a process by which statistical data and significant relationships noted in research findings are interpreted for their meaning and potential application for classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. The findings are summarized in a language which educators can readily understand and are supplemented with specific examples of teaching behaviors that reflect the research findings.

Melanie Hobbs


Tutorial | Course

Navigating eLearning

A course to help you navigate an eLearning course.