Professional Development

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....

Professional Development Just-in-Time and One-on-One

A new Gates Foundation-funded pilot is testing how effective professional development can be when the algebra teacher turns to an online coach in real time for assistance with lessons and classroom management.

Mississippi School District Receives $115k Writing Assessment Grant

Vantage Learning presented a $115,200 grant late last month to a Mississippi school district to help improve students' writing skills.

Killeen ISD Adopts ASCD's PD in Focus

The Killeen Independent School District has implemented ASCD's professional development solution, PD in Focus.

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