Intercultural understanding through digital exchanges, a crash course on games for learning, and using mobile apps to convert students into "citizen scientists" are three of the topics that will make up the latest round of "mini courses" offered through HP's free Catalyst Academy.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
From sharing classroom videos to building communities of practice, teachers are collaborating online in ways that would have been impossible a few years ago.
Teacher turnover results in lower student scores in math and English language arts, according to a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Education and two colleagues.
South Carolina's Anderson University is partnering with George Washington Carver Middle School in Spartanburg School District 7 to establish a Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning. The middle school will receive funding for the program for five years.
A new report from the Center for American Progress fund that teacher professional development programs are severely lacking and need to be changed to produce improvements in teaching practices and student learning outcomes.
An online education platform company will host a free Massive Open Online Course, dubbed English Language Teaching Techniques, focused on English language teaching and beginning July 29.
Liberty County School District has taken its teacher evaluation and professional development processes from paper-based to digital in an effort to provide more timely and relevant feedback to teachers.
To streamline its teacher evaluation process, Butler County School District in Greenville, AL will adopt a Web-based service designed to improve teacher effectiveness and instructional practice.
- By Sharleen Nelson
A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) rating teacher education programs has been widely criticized by the education community.
Science, technology, engineering, and math teachers who are seeking instruction in how to use social media in their teaching can now enroll in a free, online mini-course offered by the New Media Consortium.