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PD Resource Center

What is a PD Resource Center?
Who can use a PD Resource Center?
I'm responsible for PD for my school. Tell me more about how I can use a PD Resource Center
How do we purchase access to a Center?
What is the cost?
How long will we have access?
How is access to the PD Resource Center set up? 
How do we get started? 
Can I preview the content?
I'm a teacher. Can I buy?
Will I be able to dowload and print the materials?
Will this work on my Mac or my PC?
What if I need technical support?

What is a PD Resource Center?
Every PD Resource Center is a website with resources for facilitators to use to provide professional learning around important topics in K-12 schools. The PD Resource Center enables schools to provide yearlong, ongoing, job-embedded professional development so that teachers are learning as they continue their day-to-day practice.

Who can use a PD Resource Center?
Each PD Resource Center can be used by facilitators (PD leaders, instructional coaches, TOSAs, principals, teacher leaders, etc.) and classroom teachers. Facilitators will love how comprehensive the website is—a wealth of materials at the click of a mouse. The facilitator resources include step-by-step directions for using the materials to lead PD sessions, as well as recommendations for organizing the PD experience and facilitating collaboration. Teachers will have access to a wide range of resources for independent study or group work.

I’m responsible for PD for my school. Tell me more about how I can use a PD Resource Center.
Each Center includes step-by-step guidance for leading a series of professional development sessions. While the exact materials vary by Center, they typically include resources such as videos, workshop activities, handouts, and PowerPoints. Every Center is an all-in-one, ready-to-go resource.

How do we purchase access to a Center?
To purchase access to a PD Resource Center, fill out our Order Placement Form here. Our PD Resource Center Specialist will contact you within 1-2 business days and gladly walk you through setup to help you get started!

What is the cost? 
Pricing is per school site and varies slightly by Center. All staff at the school site will have access to the Centers the school purchases access to.

Pricing is as follows: 

Close and Critical Reading: $499
Deep Equity: $599
Engage the Brain: $499
A Guide to Co-Teaching: $499 
Visible Learning for Literacy: $499

How long will we have access?
You will be able to access the Corwin PD Resource Center at pdrc.corwin.com for 5 years. During this five year period, you are able to download resources, including PDFs and PowerPoints, to your own devices. At the end of five years, you have two options: (1) pay a small annual hosting fee to continue access via pdrc.corwin.com or (2) use downloaded resources from your own devices or post them on your own protected platform for continued use.

How is access to the PD Resource Center set up? 
There are two options for set up: 

Option 1: Clever
Corwin has partnered with Clever, a free Instant Login solution, to provide access to the PD Resource Center. Clever facilitates smooth account set up and easy user access, enabling teachers to log in with their district username and password. Check with your district's IT administrator to see if you school is already using Clever or contact support@corwin.com for more information. 

Option 2: School Access Code
Corwin will provide you with an access code your staff can use to create their accounts and log in. Once they've created their accounts, they can log in with their email addresses and passwords. 

How do we get started?
Once your purchase order has been submitted along with requested set-up information, the set-up process is initiated. Typically, schools are set up within five business days.  

Can I preview the content?
Yes! You can request a free trial to try out the platform and sample the resources for different Centers. Request a free trial here.

I’m a teacher. Can I buy access to a Center?
The Centers are designed for facilitators to lead professional learning with groups of teachers. Thus, it is only offered to schools or districts. If you would like access for your school, you can recommend a free trial to your principal here and put in a good word for us!

Will I be able to download and print the materials?
All the documents in the Centers are downloadable and printable, ensuring easy access to the materials, online or offline. The videos are viewable online.

Will this work on my Mac or my PC?
Yes! The website is compatible with Mac and PC.

What if I need technical support?
Users can email support@corwin.com to reach our technical support staff Monday-Friday, from 9-5 (PST).