Online Professional Development for Teachers

The Commonwealth Learning Online Institute (CLOI) is a not-for-profit organization providing standards-based online professional development for teachers coupled with research-based assessments, best teaching practices, and opportunities to develop technology skills.

Self-paced courses range in depth and content based on the number of contact hours and topic. These courses earn ½ to 1 credit and range between 8 and 15 hours of contact time, covering ELA and standards-based concepts. Participants progress through the self-paced courses at their own rate. A facilitator is available to answer questions via email and also provides grading of assessments when these courses are taken for credit.

Open enrollment

Facilitated Courses

Facilitated courses provide a mastery level of knowledge in a given topic area. These courses earn 3 credits and range between 50 and 70 hours of contact time. A facilitator guides the course participants through 7 weeks of learning with specific course completion expectations each week. PDPs and graduate credit are available. Courses are offered:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September

Why CLOI’s Professional Development for Teachers?

CLOI’s online professional development provides convenient, 24/7 access to job-embedded courses that are either self-paced or facilitated. CLOI’s goal is to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of every teacher, school, and district.

Who Uses Our Online Courses and Why

Educators* Develop new teaching strategies
* Improve classroom practice
* Gain knowledge to implement standards
* Earn graduate credit/PDPs
School Administrators* Provide job-embedded PD opportunities
* Increase implementation of standards
* Meet state mandates

State Standards

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.

Why State Standards?

  • Mandated
  • Increases the percentage of college- and career-ready students
  • Ensure consistent expectations across the nation
  • Develop more effective instruction