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Professional Development


10 Keys to a Successful Tablet Adoption

A third-grade teacher who has used the devices in class for two years offers her best practices to help make tablet implementations run smoothly.

EdX Joins ConnectED To Deliver MOOCs for Free Teacher Training and AP Prep

MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.

ISTE Launches Digital Citizenship Academy Series for Educators

The International Society for Technology in Education has launched the Digital Citizenship Academy, a series of online modules designed to help educators understand and address issues of digital citizenship.

TenMarks Offers Free Math Teaching Resources for Common Core

TenMarks Math Teach provides resources designed to guide effective instruction for each of the Common Core math standards.

4 Tech Tools That Support New Teachers

With high attrition rates among new teachers, districts are using software to help them choose the right candidates and give them the PD they need to succeed.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other College Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework in teacher preparation programs, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

BloomBoard PD Platform Adds Blended Schools Network Resources

Sibling Group Holdings has partnered with BloomBoard to make its Blended Schools Network professional development resources available through the latter's library.

Reports: District Leaders Are Hedging Their Bets on Common Core Assessments

According to two new reports by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, even as schools are developing and teaching CCSS-aligned curriculum, district leaders appear to be reserving judgment on the impact of the consortia-developed assessments.

Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD

While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues. And social media is turning out to be a powerful tool for those purposes.

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