Educators in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, through a partnership with the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN), are studying in a train-the-trainer format how to engage their classrooms in global project-based learning.
- By Kerry Sullivan
Teachscape and Educational Testing Service (ETS) have partnered to create the Framework for Teaching Proficiency System, an online service for training and testing teacher observers.
Up until last summer, Jackson-Steele Elementary School was in the dark ages when it came to information technology. Serving 225 students in a community where the average per capita income is about $21,000, the Hayneville, AL, school had little current technology and little IT budget to do anything about it....
- By Bridget McCrea
A new Gates Foundation-funded pilot is testing how effective professional development can be when the algebra teacher turns to an online coach in real time for assistance with lessons and classroom management.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Vantage Learning presented a $115,200 grant late last month to a Mississippi school district to help improve students' writing skills.
The Killeen Independent School District has implemented ASCD's professional development solution, PD in Focus.
More than 150 New York City schools have deployed Teachscape's Classroom Walkthrough software and online Professional Learning Suite.
Epson has unveiled two portable, entry-level LCD projectors, the PowerLite 1221 and the PowerLite 1261W. The company also launched, in partnership with Discovery Education and Atomic Learning, a new training program to help education users get up to speed on using interactive projection technologies in the classroom.
Peer to Peer University (P2PU) will offer seven free online courses for K-12 teachers from September to November as part of a pilot program.
K-12 education isn't using technology effectively and isn't investing nearly enough in IT infrastructure to enable next-generation learning. That's the conclusion of a new report, "Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education," which called for a greater financial commitment to education technology and the adoption of a holistic, "closed loop" approach to its implementation.