Professional Development

New Lab School Puts Digital Fabrication Technologies in the Hands of Middle Schoolers

Charlottesville City Schools has opened the first in what is expected to be a string of lab schools that will put advanced manufacturing technologies in the hands of middle and high school students and serve as a training ground for science teachers.

Knovation Kicks Off Common Core Professional Learning Program Centered Around netTrekker

Knovation is launching a new Common Core-focused professional learning program centered around the netTrekker digital resource library.

Florida School District Adopts Teacher Effectiveness Platform

Flagler County Public Schools is the latest district in Florida to adopt a teacher effectiveness platform to complement its implementation of Charlotte Danielson's 2013 Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument.

States Vie for $280 Million in Early Learning Grants

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia are competing for $280 million in federal in federal funding through the latest round of the Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge.

Atomic Hosts Free Accessibility Workshop for Educators

Atomic Learning has launched a free online workshop for educators focused on legal and technical requirements for providing accessible learning materials to students.

Discovery Offers Common Core Academies Free Through End of School Year

Discovery Education is offering its Common Core-focused teacher professional development academies free through the 2013-2014 school year.

ASCD Launches Common Core Training Institutes

ASCD is kicking off a new series of Common Core training for educators beginning in November.

Teach for America, U Minn To Launch Alternative Teacher Preparation Program

Teach for America is turning to University of Minnesota–Twin Cities to create an alternative teacher preparation program for TFA corps members.

Chicago Public Schools Adds Flipped Professional Development for Lowest-Performing Schools

Chicago Public Schools has adopted a blended approach to teacher professional development in an effort to improve its lowest-performing schools.

7 Simple Tips for Getting Your IT Issues Solved Faster

It may surprise you to learn that IT really is listening. One pro shares how educators can build rapport with IT and get problems fixed faster.