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Professional Development


Teach for America, U Minn To Launch Alternative Teacher Preparation Program

Teach for America is turning to University of Minnesota–Twin Cities to create an alternative teacher preparation program for TFA corps members.

Chicago Public Schools Adds Flipped Professional Development for Lowest-Performing Schools

Chicago Public Schools has adopted a blended approach to teacher professional development in an effort to improve its lowest-performing schools.

7 Simple Tips for Getting Your IT Issues Solved Faster

It may surprise you to learn that IT really is listening. One pro shares how educators can build rapport with IT and get problems fixed faster.

Georgia School System Aims for Personalized Learning with New Portal

A new $27.9 million initiative -- dubbed eCLASS -- at Gwinnett County Public Schools endeavors to create a more engaging learning environment through personalized learning and instruction that takes place inside and outside the physical classroom.

13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out

With hundreds of education-focused Twitter chats popping up across the globe, it can be tough for educators to get started. Here's the skinny on the what, when, and where of the best chats, and a few simple ways you can join the conversation.

Microsoft Extends TEALS Program, Adds STEM Curriculum Resources

Through its YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft is expanding its Technology Education And Literacy in Schools program (TEALS) and adding new curricular resources to its YouthSpark Hub.

Eduplanet21 Expands 'Flipped' Teacher Professional Development Tools

Eduplanet21 has updated its teacher professional development platform, adding new tools to help users track and assess their progress.

Teacher MOOC Shares Best Practices for Online Ed

The not-for-profit Blended Schools Network is hosting a new MOOC for K-12 educators focused on best practices in online teaching.

Report: Effective Teacher Professional Development Crucial to Common Core

The success of the largest education reform effort of the last decade — Common Core State Standards — is contingent upon effective teacher professional development, according to a new report. But professional development needs to become more than a string of one-day workshops in order to help teachers make the transition.

First STEMx MOOC Takes Place Sept. 19–21

The International Society for Technology in Education will host the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference, a MOOC dedicated to STEMx educators.

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