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Professional Development


Florida School District Takes Teacher Development and Evaluation Digital

Liberty County School District has taken its teacher evaluation and professional development processes from paper-based to digital in an effort to provide more timely and relevant feedback to teachers.

Butler County SD Rolls Out Teacher Evaluation Tools for Professional Learning Initiative

To streamline its teacher evaluation process, Butler County School District in Greenville, AL will adopt a Web-based service designed to improve teacher effectiveness and instructional practice.

Critics Slam NCTQ Teacher Prep Review

A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) rating teacher education programs has been widely criticized by the education community.

Online Mini Course Focuses on Social Media for STEM Educators

Science, technology, engineering, and math teachers who are seeking instruction in how to use social media in their teaching can now enroll in a free, online mini-course offered by the New Media Consortium.

Use These 4 Creative Web Tools in Class And Never Touch Glitter and Glue Again

More than 98% of high school classrooms have internet access, yet teachers routinely assign projects created with paper, glue, and scissors. Using these great Web 2.0 tools, even the least tech savvy teachers and students can easily produce high quality work that is meaningful.

Teaching Channel Launches Collaborative Professional Development Platform

Teaching Channel, a non-profit teacher development site that hosts instructional videos for teachers, has launched Teaching Channel Teams, a collaborative professional development platform for schools, districts, and states where teachers and teacher leaders can work together in a secure environment.

Teacher Prep Review Finds Most Teacher Education Dismal

A new extensive report out by the National Council on Teacher Quality says that only four institutions of higher education in the United States out of 1,130 deserve the highest rating in its evaluation of teacher education programs.

Building Alaska's PD Pipeline

Teachers at a remote district in rural Alaska access a wealth of online professional development through the state’s Alaska Staff Development Network.

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education

Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well.

Virginia District Adopts Web-Based Teacher Evaluation Program

Virginia's Goochland County Public Schools has decided not to implement a home-grown system it recently developed for doing teacher evaluations; instead it will adopt a version of software currently in use in numerous Indiana school districts.

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