Professional Development

3 Organizations Band Together To Assist Michigan's Lowest Performing Schools

Compass Learning, Agilix Labs, and School Improvement Network are working together to provide the five percent of lowest performing schools in Michigan with a centralized portal that includes a student-centered learning system and resources for teacher effectiveness.

Learning Forward Promotes Common Core Professional Development Focus

A non-profit focused on professional development of educators is turning its attention to the development of training resources specific to the Common Core State Standards.

Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes

Educators don’t have to alter lessons for each device, argues BYOD expert Ron Milliner.

Memphis City Schools Implements Video Capture for Professional Development

Memphis City Schools will implement a video capture solution in all 180 of its schools as a primary component of its professional development and teacher evaluation program.

Bringing Passion and Collaboration to Professional Development

For "community of practice" expert Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, the first steps toward improving teachers' professional development are bringing them together and keeping them interested.

ASCD Virtual Conference Features Talks on Civic Education, Common Core, and Improving the Teaching Profession

ASCD, a member organization for K-12 educators, has released its schedule for the virtual program that will be taking place alongside its annual in-person conference, which runs March 16-18 in Chicago.

New Jersey District Adopts Web-Based Tool for Teacher Evaluations

New Jersey's Nutley Public School District has adopted a Web-based tool in an effort to monitor and improve teacher effectiveness.

3 Organizations Join Forces to Recruit and Connect Education Leaders

The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, Education Pioneers, and the Strategic Data Project have banded together to create Activate ED, a collaboration intended to connect leaders, managers, and analysts with school systems.

Can CoSN Help Your District's Cloud Decision-Making?

The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school district technology leaders, offers users continuing education, technology leadership certification, a library of original research, and connections to peers and experts.

Atlanta Public Schools Chooses Online ASCD Tools for Teacher Professional Development

As part of a five-year strategic plan to increase student performance in the district, Atlanta Public Schools has adopted a new set of online professional development resources for its teachers.