K-12 Education - PD Design & Development

The CPD supports PD design and development through our embedded course design and support model, through program and curricular PD offerings, and by developing and offering State-aligned PD courses. We support the PD development processes from ideation to course facilitation.

PD Design & Development


K-12 PD Design & Support

We work with districts, principals, and school leaders to develop embedded courses that meet the needs of teachers and work to fulfill district and building professional development strategic plans. Contact Christa Sandidge at the CPD for collaborative assistance in these and other areas:

  • PD Planning Sessions
  • PD Curriculum Mapping
  • Technology Integration
  • Idaho Core Standards Integration
  • Online Course Development


ENL Endorsement Program

NNU's ENL Endorsement program provides a foundation in linguistics and second-language acquisition, along with classroom methodologies and curriculum-design skills. Earning an ENL Endorsement will empower you to be an effective teacher in a variety of environments.


Course Catalog & Support Links

NNU's online Course Catalog is an excellent resource for instructors and administrators when developing courses. Below is a link to the online Course Catalog. Contact us for content specific Course Form samples which address many of Idaho's current educational topics.


Resources for Planning

The CPD extends quality resources to PD instructors. From learning management system (LMS) usage, course set up and support to keeping current on the hot topics in K-12 education,, the CPD can connect you to the resources you need to improve your PD set up and delivery.

  • Schoology LMS: Training, Courses & Instructor Resources
  • Hot Topics in K-12 Education
  • CPD Instructor Resources

Meet Christa

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Christa Sandidge serves as Assistant Director and Education Liaison for the CPD. As NNU's PD consultant to K-12 Education communities, Christa works with educators and administrators in the areas of PD curriculum development, course design and facilitation, and aligning best practices for online and face-to-face classroom environments.

Christa obtained her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU). She can be reached directly at csandidge(at)nnu.edu.