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Professional Development


Three Indiana Districts Deploy Standard for Success Teacher Evaluation Software

For the 2014-2015 school year, Indianapolis Public Schools, the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township and Center Grove Community Schools will use the online, customizable educator evaluation and management software.

ASCD Updates Online Educators' Community to Boost Sharing and Commenting

Members can use ASCD EDge to share and comment on documents, video, audio, photos and blogs.

Summer Institute Teaches Engineering to Cincinnati STEM Educators

Cincinnati area teachers are getting a heavy dose of STEM to pump up their math and science teaching methods in a multi-year program run by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati.

Atlanta Public Schools Staff Taking Safety Training Online

Atlanta Public Schools will be adding online school safety training to its professional development management system.

iPads Aren't Just for Students

Districts are using the tablets to deliver iOS-based professional development to instructors and administrators.

SimpleK12 To Host Free Google Tools Event for Educators

SimpleK12, a provider of online professional development for educators, will host a free webinar series August 9 on the effective use of Google tools and apps in the classroom.

The Problem Isn't Teacher Recruiting; It's Retention

Nationally, schools lose between $1 billion and $2.2 billion in attrition costs each year through teachers moving or leaving the profession, according to new research. The result is a spiral of loss that affects high-poverty schools disproportionately.

Report: Teacher Evaluations Meaningless Without Supporting PD

Many states have been implementing new teacher evaluation systems in an effort to improve teacher effectiveness, but those evaluations have little meaning unless they are accompanied by individualized professional development and support, according to a new report from the School Improvement Network, a provider of professional learning and training resources for educators.

Saskatchewan Adopts Digital Literacy Tools for Nearly 800 Schools

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has purchased two-year licenses for collections of digital literacy resources for all teachers and classrooms in the province.

McGraw-Hill Launches Professional Learning Environment for Teachers

McGraw-Hill Education has unveiled a Professional Learning Environment designed to allow teachers to take control of their own professional development.

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