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Online Professional Development

Welcome to the Online Professional Development webpage

On this page you will find links to different online professional development opportunities. The page will be updated with opportunities as they arise. 

TheTexas Gateway!

Welcome to the Texas Gateway! The Texas Gateway serves as the primary access point for discovering and using TEA-approved instructional resources and PD courses. The Gateway helps you find the content you need, whether you are looking for “just-in-time” resources that you can use during a particular lesson, sequenced binders of instruction that you can assign to students, or self-directed PD training courses that you can take to earn CPE credit hours. 

The Gateway is openly accessible and Texas teachers, parents, and students can search and use content without the use of login credentials. Teachers and parents, however, can voluntarily sign up for a Dashboard where they can save and organize the content they discover on the Gateway.


Develop skills anytime, anywhere…

Enhance learning by choosing the most effective time and place on our tablet-friendly platform.  Improve efficiency by accessing unlimited online professional development in a variety of subjects.

My CourseRoom

MyCourseRoom, where continuing education is always free, is a credentialed provider of continuing education units, continuing professional education, professional development units, and certified professional in healthcare quality courses. Learners can sign up and take credentialed courses for free.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension provides online modules for teachers serving special populations. Free online accounts, enrollment and certificates are available to participants using Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

ATPE Professional Learning Portal (PLP)

Members! The Professional Learning Portal is a free member benefit

The ATPE Professional Learning Portal (PLP) is a learning management system that provides educators with access to a variety of engaging content including online courses and webinars they can take or view to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit.

The Professional Learning Portal also provides educators with a tracking system that allows them to maintain a comprehensive history of CPE hours and certificates.

TCTA – Texas Classroom Teachers Association

TCTA is an SBEC-approved provider of CPE hours and offers our members 45-plus hours of free online continuing education on topics ranging from technology to teacher evaluation.

Log in to view and access all our video-based continuing education seminars. 


Annenberg Learner's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Learner videos exemplify excellent teaching.

Gates Foundation

Strengthening the teacher-student bond is the focus of our K-12 Education strategy. With our partners, we are working to ensure all teachers have the goals, tools, and skills they need to form that bond and to help students thrive. Teachers are the experts on teaching, and they know the most about what works best in the classroom. We are working to make sure tools, curriculum, and supports are designed using their insights.