Professional Development


WizIQ Offers Free MOOC on Online Teaching Skills

The self-paced, four-week course was created to help teachers develop the skills they need to be successful online teachers.

ISTE 2014 Will Feature 5 EdTekTalks

Five thought leaders from outside the world of ed tech will deliver mini-keynotes on Monday, June 30, from 2:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Illinois District Training Teacher Leaders to Cope With Digital Transition

Illinois’ Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62 will start a new program to develop teacher leaders to help support its three-year digital transition by working with Discovery Education’s new Digital Leader Corps PD program.

Palo Verde College Offers Online PD for Early Childhood Ed

Palo Verde College in California has partnered with Hatch, a provider of early childhood education technology, to provide an online professional development course for teachers using technology in the classroom.

Maryland District Rolling Out Digital Learning Environments, PD from Discovery

Maryland’s Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) is using competitive funds from its state’s Digital Learning Innovation Fund to adopt Discovery Education’s series of digital textbooks as well as a new digital library with more than 150,000 learning objects.

Eduplanet Launches Marketplace for Educator Professional Development

Eduplanet21 has launched the Connected Educator Marketplace, a platform for the company's members to search for and connect with agencies, businesses and authors who offer their services through the company.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Offer PD in Online Instruction

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) will now train educators in designing and teaching courses for the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).

Discovery Education Names 2014 DEN Gurus

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who are transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

NASSP to Feds: Abandon Punitive Policies Under ESEA

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling on policymakers at all levels to ease the transition to college and career standards. Among the group's proposals is a lifting of punitive measures currently in effect under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and providing "significant financial resources for states to implement college and career ready standards and the related assessments with fidelity."

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

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