Professional Development


Pearson To Release Teaching with Microsoft Office Text for Students and Teachers

Teachers and students will soon have a new tool for navigating the world of classroom software applications with the upcoming release of Teaching and Learning with Microsoft Office 2010 and Office 2011 for Mac.

PD 360 Adds E-portfolio Feature

School Improvement Network, which sells a video-based professional development service for teachers, has added an e-portfolio feature to its product that enables users to create, share, and track implementation of their individual professional learning plans.

Pearson Adds The Skillful Teacher to Video Training

Pearson has added a set of instructional videos to its teacher professional development offerings based on contents from The Skillful Teacher, a popular series of textbooks on K-12 teaching pedagogy, from Research for Better Teaching.

Delaware District Adopts Professional Development Program To Develop Instructional Leadership

Delaware's Christina School District has chosen a new professional development partner "to meet the goal of supporting school-based administrators and teacher leaders in their instructional leadership roles," according to information released by the district.

Louisiana Districts Sign On With Teacher Evaluation Software

Louisiana school districts have deployed performance evaluation software in response to new state requirements calling for annual observations that factor in students' academic growth.

Report: State Data Systems Progress, Though Key Challenges Remain

Education data coalition urges changes to certification and licensure to ensure competency in teachers' and administrators' understanding of data.

edWeb Launches Free Learning Community Focused on Common Core Implementation

edWeb.net and Action Learning Systems have partnered to create a free online professional learning community for K-12 educators to learn about implementing Common Core State Standards.

St. Leo U Ramps Up K-12 Teacher Tech Training

Saint Leo University's Education Department has opened a ground-breaking teacher training facility designed to prepare teachers to be at the forefront when it comes to new technologies in the classroom.

Professional Development Videos for Teachers Now Mobile

A company that delivers video-based professional development to educators has made its library of resources available for mobile devices.

Performance Matters Launches FASTe with Year-Round Teacher Assessment

Performance Matters has launched its new Formative Action System for Teacher Effectiveness platform (FASTe), a system designed to monitor teacher effectiveness year-round and put educators in touch with resources to improve their teaching.

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