Professional Development


Report: Professional Development Needs Reform To Support Common Core

An organization that focuses on advancing professional development for educators has said that it's time for state education leaders to reform their training efforts to address the transition to the Common Core State Standards.

Adobe Connect Mobile 2.1 Expands Virtual Classroom Support

Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.

Santa Clara U To Train 100 Educators in Blended Learning

More than 100 teachers from Catholic schools run by the Diocese of San Jose will participate in a year of professional development to earn a certificate in blended learning in an effort to improve educational outcomes for students.

CoSN and AASA Publish Professional Development Toolkit for Educational Leaders

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) have released the latest addition to the collaborative Closing the Gap: Turning Data into Action project.

Sony Seeks Education Ambassadors

Electronics giant Sony is looking for educators to participate in its Sony Education Ambassador program.

Missouri To Launch Performance-Based Assessments for Teacher Candidates

Missouri has entered into an agreement to develop performance-based assessments for teacher candidates seeking licenses.

Knowledge Delivery Systems, Common Sense Media Partnership Provides Internet Safety Courses

Knowledge Delivery Systems, a provider of online professional development courses, has partnered with nonprofit Common Sense Media to make four Internet safety courses available to K-12 teachers.

National Math and Science Initiative Offers Free Common Core Resources, Open-Source LMS to Teachers

Teachers will now have free access to implementation-related Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources and materials, along with an open-source learning management system, via a partnership between the National Math and Science Initiative and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

Solving the PD Puzzle

From video lessons to full courses, there's an enormous amount of professional development available online. But where does it fit in with districts' existing delivery methods?

New Mexico Preps for Common Core Adoption with New Professional Development Service

As part of the New Mexico Public Education Department's four-year plan to adopt Common Core State Standards across all its districts and schools, the organization has chosen a service provider for Common Core-specific professional development for its educators.

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