District leaders are learning about standards and assessments from Discovery Education’s Common Core Academy—and spreading this knowledge to their teachers.
- By Bridget McCrea
To help educators effectively teach a STEM-based curriculum in the classroom, the Sally Ride Science Academy has launched an online professional development training program.
- By Sharleen Nelson
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.
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.
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.
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