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Professional Development


5 Promising Practices for Online Instructors

"Teachers are being set up for failure," according to Jayme Linton, program coordinator for the master of science degree in Online Teaching and Instructional Design at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

District Gets Teachers Up to Date With New Training Subsite

A K-8 district in Bakersfield, CA, helped teachers make the transition to a 1-to-1 laptop program by creating a subsite on its own Web site where they could share their experiences to help each other.

HP Rolls Out Quad-Core Tablets for Education with Windows or Android

HP is wading into the low-cost education tablet market with the introduction of several new devices specifically designed to stand up to K-12 student usage. At the same time the company has introduced new training for teachers who want to learn more about the PISA international assessment.

5 Essential Multimedia Skills Every Educator Must Master

In a national survey, we asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us how technology energizes their classrooms. Here are their top five answers.

Naiku Launches Assessment Software and PD Grant Program

Assessment software provider Naiku has launched a $250,000 grant program for innovative teachers and teacher teams.

Gamified Digital Learning Is Helping Students Meet the Challenge of CCSS

Here's how the free digital learning platform PowerMyLearning is helping students learn Common Core skills and prepare for online assessments — and how gamification is turbo-charging that process.

Free Workshops in Data Collection Technology Available This Spring

Vernier Software & Technology will offer 34 free workshops throughout the country for educators interested in using data-collection technology in their classes.

AdvancED Launches Student-Focused Classroom Observation Tool

AdvancED has launched eleot, a student-focused classroom observation tool designed to help improve student engagement.

California Districts To Pilot Next Gen Science Standards Professional Development

While districts are ramping up to prepare for online assessments based around the Common Core State Standards, some are also preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards. Eight school districts and two charter school organizations in California are participating in an early implementation initiative to begin development of a learning community for K-8

Houston Moves into Phase 2 of High School 1-to-1

Houston Independent School District is on track to continue expanding its high school 1-to-1 program this month.

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