Professional Development


Microsoft, ED Collaborate To Boost Teacher Recruitment Efforts

Microsoft has begun collaborating with the United States Department of Education, the British Council, and the Smithsonian Institution in projects designed to help prepare educators to use educational technology in the classroom.

Teacher Training Should Start Before iPad Deployment

ELL instructors, like those in other disciplines, are discovering the benefits of iPads in the classroom. With some advance planning and appropriate training for teachers, schools can avoid an awkward or stressful deployment.

Massachusetts District Launches Parent Academies To Improve Community Connections

Worcester Public Schools is creating customized education solution designed to improve home-school connections and support digital learning for the 24,000 students in its district.

Combating Teacher Burnout

Research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout rate of any public service job. What can we do to keep the best and the brightest teachers in the classroom?

NEA Adds Algebra Coaching Service for Members

A service being tried out by a handful of districts that puts algebra teachers in touch with coaches online for real-time professional development sessions has a new group of test pilots.

Teachscape Reflect Video Expands Classroom Recording Support

Teachscape is expanding the capabilities of its professional learning community for teachers, Teachscape Reflect Video.

Observation 360 1.5 Adds iPad Support, Notification Options

School Improvement Network has unveiled a new version of Observation 360, a teacher professional development tool that integrates with PD 360.

Discovery Education Offers Free Tools for Teachers, Students

Discovery Education has partnered with a variety of organizations and companies to offer free educational technology tools for the classroom and several sweepstakes programs for teachers.

Kaplan Launches Online Toolkit for Common Core Transition

Kaplan K12 Learning Services has launched an online platform, Teach! Strategies and Resources, with professional development tools designed to help teachers transition to Common Core State Standards.

Central Michigan University Adds ASCD Material to Teacher Leadership Program

Central Michigan University has selected ASCD to provide professional development content for the university's new Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program.

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