Welcome to the National Geographic Learning Hampton-Brown Edge Professional Development Website!

National Geographic Learning supports ongoing professional learning for educators that use Edge. We provide tools to strengthen foundational knowledge related to the most current research in reading instruction at the secondary level. These professional development tools are perfect to use in professional learning communities to promote professional dialogue related to best practices in reading education.


Edge Classroom Observation Tool

The Edge Classroom Observation Tool is designed to inform literacy coaches and principals about the strengths and challenges teachers face as they teach their students with Edge. This tool will also help literacy coaches and principals provide structured feedback to teachers and allow them to make informed professional development decisions to coach teachers as they refine and improve their instructional practices, match research articles to areas of need, and recommend Edge video lessons to view to improve instruction.

Edge Author Monographs

The Author Monograph links to the right define the research base of Edge. These articles will strengthen foundational knowledge related to adolescent literacy and are the perfect resource to use to promote professional dialogue with colleagues in professional learning communities.

Edge Instructional Routines

Instructional routines are simple learning procedures that follow consistent steps. Routines benefit both teachers and students in many ways. All of the routines can be accessed by clicking the Routine links on the right. All routines and strategies are also available in the front of each Edge Teacher’s Edition.

On-Demand Training

National Geographic Learning offers on-demand training modules to support educators that use Edge. These modules provide ongoing product training and are available anytime, anywhere you have internet access.

The Edge on-demand training modules are easy to access—all you need are your Edge Teacher’s Edition, a computer with speakers, and high-speed internet access.

If you are interested in product training for Edge or National Geographic Learning’s Professional Development Courses, please contact us at NGL.ProfessionalDevelopment@cengage.com