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Professional Learning

The ESP PGC: What It Is and How to Use It

This informational webinar introduces the NEA's ESP Professional Growth Continuum (PGC) and how it can be used to support members and potential members in their professional growth and development.

At a Glance

Participants will come away with a plan for how to use the standards to increase ESPs’ understanding of their impact on school and student success. They will also explore how ESPs can use their knowledge and skills to pursue a credential that validates their expertise and can be used as an organizing tool.


  • ESP Professional Growth Continuum


  • Ability to create a plan for how to use the standards to increase ESPs understanding of their impact on school and student success
  • Understand ESPs can use their knowledge and skill to pursue a credential that validates their expertise
  • Learn to use the PGC as an organizing tool.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: July 30, 2020


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School

Session Length

1 hour

Session Format


This is a previously offered webinar focused on the professional growth of ESPs. It is being made available for viewing by individuals or groups of individuals. Note that certificates of completion are not available for participation in informational webinar recordings.

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