Professional Development

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.

Tech4Teachers Program Will Offer Technology and Training to 300,000 NY Educators

Microsoft, Intel, and the New York State Teacher Centers have unveiled an effort to offer access to low-cost computers and software through the Tech4Teachers Program.

Pearson Launches Webinar Series on Common Core Standards

A new series of free webinars, from Pearson, will explore how educators can transition to the Common Core State Standards. Experts in literacy, mathematics, professional development, and assessment will lead each webinar.

St. Leo U Opens Digital Classroom for Teacher Prep

A school of education in Florida recently opened its first digital classroom to help prepare students for what they'll find in the 21st century classes where they'll be teaching one day.

Teachscape Releases Mobile Observation Technology

Teachscape has unveiled Teachscape Reflect Live, technology that lets administrators use Internet-connected tablet devices and laptop computers for teacher observations, from planning through post-observation conferences.

Kansas City School District Partners with iEARN To Train Teachers in Project-Based Learning

Educators in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, through a partnership with the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN), are studying in a train-the-trainer format how to engage their classrooms in global project-based learning.

Teachscape, ETS Launch Teacher Observation Training System

Teachscape and Educational Testing Service (ETS) have partnered to create the Framework for Teaching Proficiency System, an online service for training and testing teacher observers.

IT Transformation on a Budget

Up until last summer, Jackson-Steele Elementary School was in the dark ages when it came to information technology. Serving 225 students in a community where the average per capita income is about $21,000, the Hayneville, AL, school had little current technology and little IT budget to do anything about it....

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