Convenient, effective teacher training on-the-go!

Designed for ultimate convenience and flexibility, On the Go Units is an easy-to-use online professional development package that provides effective and practical training to busy teachers. Short activities and presentations make it easy to fit On the Go Units training into your daily schedule. You will quickly learn core concepts and approaches to teaching and acquire the practical strategies and skills to apply them in your classroom.

  • Short collection of activities taking 1 - 2 hours in total to complete.
  • Teachers learn about a core pedagogical approach or strategy, see it in action and are encouraged to try it out themselves.
  • Teacher’s learning is recognized through certificates and micro-credentialing (digital badges).

Engaging video material, instructive text, and interactive activities give you a good understanding of core teaching concepts, practical strategies and skills.

Ready-to-use teaching tools, templates and strategies check your understanding with automatically scored unit quizzes.

Step-by-step support, such as Try It Out! activities, encourage you to put your knowledge and skills into practice straightaway, and reflect on your own performance.

Acknowledgement of achievement with Pearson certificates, micro-credentials and digital badges.

Each On the Go Units provides opportunities to:

  • Understand the foundational concepts of a topic.
  • Examine how the topic is used in teaching and learning.
  • Explore strategies for applying topic in classroom practice.
  • Access ready-to-use tools, templates and strategies.
  • Regular check-in tasks and progress data make it easy to monitor participation.
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On the Go Units structure overview

1. Introduction
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Introduction to the pedagogical topic, what it looks like in the classroom, and why it is important to teaching and learning (text and video)
2. Explore
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Resources (videos, digital interactives, readings) that provide explanations and examples of different key aspects and concepts related to the topic.
3. Learn Strategies
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Detailed descriptions of classroom strategies with examples and checklists for success.
4. Tools and Templates
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A collection of tools, including checklists for teachers and students, and templates, for use in class activities.
5. Check Your Understanding
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A 10-question quiz that allows teachers to check their understanding.
6. Try it Out!
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In-class application activity for teachers to complete. Includes prompts for peer sharing, reflection questions, and a self-assessment rubric (where applicable).

Learning evidences

Each unit contains a series of steps to apply the learning to the teachers’ own practice. Learners should submit their responses using the Dropbox tool.

Steps to achieve learning evidences
  • Learners should choose one strategy or tool to use in their classroom as part of a lesson.
  • Objectives should be set for the tool or strategy that will be used in the class.
  • A plan to implement or use the chosen strategy or tool should be created.
  • After the implementation, teachers should provide evidence of their plan in action (evidence can considerate: short video, annotated lesson plans, samples of student work).
With a wide variety of training packages to choose from, On The Go Units’ flexible structure means you can complete units in any order and progress at your own pace. Each package is built around 4-10 units, and each unit contains around 45-60 minutes of content.

Units from different packages can be combined to create a bespoke training solution that meets an institution’s specific needs.

On the Go units

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Classroom Foundations: Level 1
Activating Prior Knowledge 9781292255187
Learning to prompt students to reflect on and recall prior learning experiences and information so they can make connections between what they already know and think to new concepts and ideas and incorporate new knowledge into older knowledge.
Effective Questioning: 9781292255224
Learning to ask the right questions at the right time -and in the right way- to promote student thinking and learning.
Assessment for Learning 9781292254715
Learning to use assessment as a formative process in which teachers -and students- use information about how students are progressing toward learning targets to adjust teaching and learning.
Active Learning 9781292255170
Exploring strategies to help students transition from teacher-centered instruction to student-centered learning to encourage intellectual risk-taking, build autonomy, and help them become active partners in their own learning.
Classroom Management 9781292255194
Examining the organizational processes that underpin all teaching and learning activities in a classroom, to ensure that the students are engaged in learning and behave appropriately, and to prevent, mitigate and manage disruptive behavior.

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Classroom Foundations: Level 2
Effective Feedback 9781292255217
Learning how to provide students with feedback on how they are progressing towards achieving their learning goals, what they need to practice, and expectations for success.
Metacognitive Skills 9781292255231
Developing strategies to help students articulate their own thinking, develop a growth mindset, plan and set goals, monitor their progress, and adapt their strategies as needed.
Teaching with Technology 9781292255248
Examining ways teachers can incorporate technology into lessons to increase engagement, decrease the amount of time it takes for students to do a task, provide authentic learning experiences that are personalized to students’ interests and allow for students to connect with peers and experts in fields of study.
Differentiated Instruction 9781292255200
Examining strategies of differentiated instruction to meet diverse learner needs through providing alternative content, process, product and/or environment.
Assessment Literacy 9781292286600
Examining types of assessments and understanding how they meet the needs and goals of school leaders, teachers, students and parents.

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Teaching Fractions Effectively
Big Ideas in Teaching Fractions 9781292289120
Incorporating effective teaching strategies for building students’ understanding of the meaning of fractions and fraction concepts.
Using Hands-on Materials for Fractions: 9781292290355
Using some of the various materials that teachers and students can use to develop understanding of fraction concepts.
Basic Concepts of Fractions: 9781292289113
Identifying the different ways of encountering and thinking about fractions to better prepare students to solve related fraction problems.
Beginning Concepts of Fractions: 9781292289137
Identifying and using effective teaching strategies for students’ first encounters with fraction concepts through their work with shapes and unit fractions.
Developing Concepts of Fractions: 9781292290294
Employing effective teaching strategies for extending students’ understanding of fractions to non-unit fractions using various types of models.
Intermediate Concepts of Fractions: 9780435200909
Developing a deeper understanding of fractions through strategies focused on building students’ flexibility with fraction concepts and fraction equivalence.
Advanced Concepts of Fractions: 9781292289090
Employing effective strategies to extend students’ fraction reasoning through fraction comparison and connecting fractions to related concepts.

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Strategies for Teaching 21st Century Skills
Problem Solving 9781292306100
Helping students use critical thinking skills to solve complex problems and discover logical solutions.
Effective Verbal and Nonverbal Communication 9781292306087
Examining the role of communication in the classroom and employing strategies for building and using verbal and nonverbal communication methods effectively.
Divergent and Convergent Thinking 9781292306131
Helping students think about issues in multiple ways then to think critically about the best solution strategy as they work to solve problems.
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Teaching Inquiry-based Science
Inquiry-Based Learning 9781292290324
Encouraging students to take more responsibility for their learning by providing opportunities for students to have some control over their learning in an active learning environment.
The Nature of Science: 9781292290348
Building students’ understanding of the concept of science and what it means to do and know science.
Prior Knowledge and Misconceptions in Science 9781292290331
Exploring the scientific knowledge that students understand and misunderstand as they develop their scientific reasoning and knowledge.
Differentiating Science Instruction 9781292290300
Using knowledge about students’ ways of thinking and challenges in order to develop and implement lessons that meet students where they are and address their specific needs
Technology in the Science Classroom 9780435200923
Engaging technology in effective ways to further students’ understanding of science and science concepts.
Classroom Management Challenges in Science 9781292289144
Using strategies in the science classroom to keep students engaged in learning and to manage science-specific challenges.
Interdisciplinary Integration in Science 9781292290317
Incorporating Language, Arts, History, Mathematics, Engineering, and other disciplines into the science classroom in order to build skills across multiple content areas.
Assessment in Science Learning 9781292289106
Assessing students’ understanding of science and science concepts in an inquiry-based learning classroom.

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Developing Critical Thinking
Metacognitive Skills 9781292255231
Developing strategies to help students articulate their own thinking, develop a growth mindset, plan and set goals, monitor their progress, and adapt their strategies as needed.
Introduction to Higher Order Thinking Skills 9781292286617
Examining the explicit teaching and cultivation of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) to facilitate, enhance and improve student engagement and learning
Problem Solving 9781292306100
Helping students use critical thinking skills to solve complex problems and discover logical solutions.
Divergent and Convergent Thinking 9781292306131
Helping students think about issues in multiple ways, then to think critically about the best solution strategy as they work to solve problems.


Each On the Go Units offers a Pearson Certificate of Completion.

A Pearson micro-credential is also available in the form of digital badge (via Acclaim) to recognize achievement: this can be offered when the Virtual Facilitator delivery model is used.
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