Newsela PRO Training

Welcome to the Newsela  Community. We are excited that we’ll be working with you this school year to bring Newsela  to your students. Below is a brief description of each of our learning pathways. Training opportunities include:

  • Live Webinars
  • Online Courses
  • On Demand Application Webinars
  • Feature Videos

PROfessional Learning Series

Supporting Critical Thinkers

In this 30-minute presentation, educators will explore features of Newsela PRO that will help them develop students’ abilities to ask questions, read deeply, and think critically about contemporary issues. This PROfessional Learning opportunity will feature:

  • Using annotations to encourage close reading and critical thinking
  • Encouraging students to read from multiple perspectives
  • Using PRO Teacher Resources to foster discussion, collaboration, and research

Online Learning Library Courses

PRO 101 ... Getting Started

This online course is intended for you to complete at your own pace with short checks for understanding to master key Newsela  features. It consists of three lessons that show you everything you need to start using it with your students. Once you have completed the course, we will send a certificate for one hour of Professional Development.

Follow this link to learn more and review next steps.

PRO 202 ... Teaching with Text Sets

Text sets help enhance your curriculum and spark your students’ interest in a topic. You can push your students to learn more about the world by building a text set around a particular theme or topic. Reading articles within a text set will help your students build their vocabulary and background knowledge on a topic.

Follow this link to learn more and review next steps.

Newsela Certified Educator

Newsela Certified Educator is a training program designed to recognize leaders in the Newsela community. The online lessons review the basics of Newsela features,  tips, and classroom applications.

On Demand Application Webinars... 

View one of our monthly featured webinar trainings that explore deep connections to Newsela  features. Previous trainings include:

  • Women Making History
  • Connecting Current Events to the Past
  • ¡Explora Newsela Espanol!
  • Teaching with Text Sets
  • Seeing Success in the Binder
  • Celebrate the Educator

If you have ideas for future webinars, please email with the subject line Webinar Idea.

Feature Videos

Check out this collection of short videos that highlight the essential  features.


The Write feature of Newsela  helps students make meaningful, real time, connections between what they are reading on Newsela and what you are discussing in the classroom.

Teacher Binder

Newsela 's Binder tracks the actions your students take and organizes this information into three easy to use categories: Assignments, Classes, and Student Progress.


Begin the digital dialogue today. The Annotation feature of Newsela  allows you to personalize learning for all your students.

Article Actions

Learning how to assign and hide articles makes it easy plan for success in your classroom.

Search and Navigation

Newsela Search and Navigation unlocks the content you need to bring your class to the next level. This two minute feature video will walk you through searching for articles, text sets, and Learning and Support to best support your classroom learning.

iOS App

Introducing Newsela for iOS. Download now in the App Store.

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