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Webinar – Why Move Professional Training Online?

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Why Move Professional Training Online?

Gather some insights on why now is a great time to make some simple improvements to your professional development training.

June 4, 2020

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Why Move Professional Training Online



Overview of Training Packages

By For Administrators, Latest
STEDI.org developed training courses with an overall goal of increasing the positive impact of substitute teachers on student achievement.  As substitute teachers follow this training outline, each will improve his/her skills in classroom management and teaching strategies, increasing student performance, and reducing complaints.

Above is a graphic representing the levels of training offered to substitute teachers.

The STEDI Model 


  1. Districts may want to require or give preferential hire/placement for those individuals who complete the SubSkills Online Training as an initial screening and training prior to hire and paid for by the applicant. (To read a white paper about substitute teachers and their link to student achievement click here.  Or to read about the benefits of having applicants pay for training click here.)

Note: The district has had no out-of-pocket expense. Post-hire

  1. Once the applicants have been screened and trained at their own expense hold a live training using the Substitute Teacher Handbook allowing time for orientation of new substitute teachers, discussion, observations, and role-play of key skills. This validates what they have learned on their own and makes them part of the organization.
  2. Use Advanced Online Training courses for substitute teachers who are looking to excel and to provide additional training.



[columnize] Additional benefits of this method include:

    1. Reduce the liability and exposure of a school district
    2. Reduced hiring costs by eliminating excess applications
    3. Reduced time managing substitute teachers by reducing complaints
    4. Reduced turnover by having a more satisfied substitute teaching pool
    5. Reduce unemployment claims do to lack of training


Check out these school districts who require the SubSkills online training course prior to employment. Substitute teachers are benefiting by paying for the training themselves.

Metro-Nashville (TN)
Boston Public (MA)
Ft Worth ISD (TX)
Frederick Co. (MD)
San Juan USD (CA)
Knox County (TN)
Macon County (GA)
Williamson County Schools (TN)
Sonoma COE (CA)
Joshua ISD (TX)
Kansas City (KS)
Fulton County (GA)


SubSkills™ Online Training Packages – Our Most Popular

By For Administrators, Training Options

This effective 8-10 hour online training course for current or prospective substitute teachers contains over 50 videos, 95 downloads, 75 examples, and 85 strategies, and provides the most in-depth training available for substitute teachers.

The SubSkills Basic OnlineTraining Package includes the following:

  • SubOrientation™ Online Orientation:  a 25-minute video to orient new substitute teachers.
  • SubSkills™ Online Substitute Teacher Training Course:  Covering topics in Classroom Management, Teaching Strategies, The Professional Substitute Teacher, Special Education, and Fill-In Activities with over 70 activities to download.
  • SubAssessment™:  An online assessment to determine your understanding of the skills presented in the SubSkills Online Substitute Teacher Training Course.
  • SubDiploma™:  A printable course completion certificate in .pdf format (requires Adobe Reader).
STEDI.org offers two additional training packages that include the SubSkills Basic Online Training:
SubSkills™ Premium Online Training combines the online course with the Substitute Teacher Handbook, for those who wish to have the print edition as a reference guide.
SubSkills™ Ultimate Online Training combines the initial training with the Substitute Teacher Handbook, PLUS three professional development courses.  A must-have for career-oriented Substitute Teachers!

Contact us at info@STEDI.org for district volume pricing and to add district specific information to the online training.

SubSkills Training Course is a highly interactive training system specifically designed for school districts and organizations to effectively and economically train their substitute teachers.  Call us at 1-800-922-4693 for more information, or to request a demo. OR request your demo online!

Listen to a Podcast on how one district implemented the SubSkills Training.

Substitute Teacher Handbook

By For Administrators

The best substitute teacher resource available

Introducing the 9th Edition of the Substitute Teacher Handbook – the most comprehensive, research-based handbook available for those who step into the classroom on a temporary basis. This handbook has more effective classroom and behavior management skills, more teaching strategies to use in all situations, and better ways of being prepared and professional.

Best of all, twice (2x) the number of activities:

  • To use with students who finish early.
  • Whole class activities when the lesson plans aren’t left by the permanent teacher.
  • And, activities to use for those five minutes before the bell rings.

The 9th Edition also takes advantage of delivering many of the activities via download making duplicating these activities for classroom use much easier and more convenient.

Each copy of the handbook comes with FREE online resources, including:

  • Video
  • SubSuggestions Monthly Newsletter
  • Over 100 online lesson plans and activities
Call us now at 800-922-4693 Ext 704 or fill out the form on the right for special quantity discounts for school districts. Or visit: STEDI.org/

Customized Handbooks 

STEDI.org will customize the Substitute Teacher Handbook with your district’s logo and information printed on the front cover. Customized handbooks can include 32 pages of custom district content.  General lead times are 8-10 weeks once we receive your final content in .pdf format; however, lead times may be longer and subject to unbound handbook availability.  Contact STEDI at 800-922-4693 ext 2014 for more information.

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Train the Trainer

By For Administrators

School districts are in the “face-to-face teaching business” and training substitute teachers is one of the most effective ways to insure that students have the best experience while the permanent teacher is out of the classroom.

With the SubTrainer Manual, you can easily implement a quality substitute teacher training program by using STEDI’s tools and services. STEDI.org has trained tens of thousands of trainers and substitute teachers and can provide you with the most practical and fun ways to train substitute teachers.

On-site training provides an excellent opportunity to provide your substitute teacher with training and a chance to role play, learn from others, and to show their skills in teaching from the handbook.

The training is based on the most popular substitute teacher handbook in the country and is an engaging way to bring your substitute teachers up to where they need to be before entering the classroom.

Email your Us for more information or district pricing, or call us at 800-922-4693.