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Investigations LogoEngage with high-quality resources to build your professional knowledge-base at your convenience with NCTE’s Investigations. 

Investigations offer just in time, self-paced online professional learning with extensive models and examples of the teaching shifts needed to help students prepare to meet college and career-ready standards for learning.  

Most Requested Topics

Teaching Synthesis of Informational Texts through Shared Read-Alouds and Writing (Grades 3-8)

Activating Background Knowledge (Grades 6-12)

Supporting Students as Readers as They Encounter Complex Vocabulary throughout the Disciplines (Grades 5-12)

Using Multiple Texts to Teach Content in Middle and Secondary Classrooms (Grades 6-12)

  • Each Investigation is designed to take approximately 3-5 hours of your time.
  • Each Investigation engages you in differentiated professional development, with a blend of learning media and a variety of activities that have direct impact on your practice.
  • Asynchronous learning design and 24/7 access to content allows you to engage with the resources at a time that is most convenient for you.
  • Many topics to choose from and more coming soon.  Check back often!  
  • Optional graduate continuing education credit is available for an additional charge.



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