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Professional Development


Arizona Teachers Create DIY Professional Development

Teachers in the Higley School District volunteered to create their own sessions and teach each other new concepts in the one-day Professional Development Café.

ASCD Launches Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U

The project is a selection of instructional resources and sample assessment items designed to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and teach effectively using iPads.

$1 Million Early Learning Grant Supports Teacher Professional Development

The University of Florida College of Education has received a $1 million grant to support Early Learning Florida, the college's online professional development system for the state's 55,000 early learning educators.

Tripod Offers Teachers Free Access to Student Surveys

Tripod Education Partners is making its Tripod direct-to-teacher survey program available free to individual teachers.

Curriculum Associates Introduces Ready Writing for Grades 2 Through 5

Built to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Writing provides educators with instructional materials as well as professional development resources.

Insight Ed Adds Video Calibration, Professional Development Tools to Observation Platform

Insight Education has launched a pair of tools, AdvanceCalibrate and AdvanceLearn, to complement its recently released AdvanceFeedback teacher observation platform.

Texas Instruments and NCTM Team Up to Create Common Core Math Activities

The new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school support the teaching practices outlined in NCTM's new publication, 'Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All,' which supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for math and lays out eight essential teaching principles.

How a 1-to-1 Rollout is Transforming Baltimore County Schools

Ryan Imbriale, executive director of digital learning for Baltimore County Public Schools, discusses why his district gave students a large voice in choosing a hybrid laptop/tablet, why the rollout started in elementary schools, and why teachers had their devices long before students did.

Benchmark Ed Launches Free Read Aloud Professional Development for NY Teachers

Benchmark Education, a provider of literacy tools, is offering free professional development for more than 2,000 early childhood teachers in New York City.

Apple Jumps into ConnectED Initiative with $100 Million in Tech Grants

Apple has chosen 114 schools to receive a share of $100 million in grants to provide curriculum support, wireless infrastructure and classroom technology, such as iPads and MacBooks.

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