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Professional Development


PBS TeacherLine To Launch Course on Virtual Teaching

PBS TeacherLine next month will launch a six-week course designed to introduce teachers to the "critical knowledge, strategies, and techniques to support student achievement in an online learning environment."

ASCD and Pearson To Launch PD Program for Principals

ASCD and Pearson have teamed up with the Marzano Research Laboratory to develop Principal Compass, a cloud based leadership program for K-12 school principals and leadership teams.

Partners in Learning Adds Features To Improve Collaboration

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Partners in Learning Network with features designed to improve and encourage collaboration.

School Improvement Network Launches Common Core Tool

School Improvement Network, a provider of professional development for educators, has launched a new tool designed to help teachers navigate the new Common Core State Standards.

Pearson To Release Teaching with Microsoft Office Text for Students and Teachers

Teachers and students will soon have a new tool for navigating the world of classroom software applications with the upcoming release of Teaching and Learning with Microsoft Office 2010 and Office 2011 for Mac.

Pearson Adds The Skillful Teacher to Video Training

Pearson has added a set of instructional videos to its teacher professional development offerings based on contents from The Skillful Teacher, a popular series of textbooks on K-12 teaching pedagogy, from Research for Better Teaching.

PD 360 Adds E-portfolio Feature

School Improvement Network, which sells a video-based professional development service for teachers, has added an e-portfolio feature to its product that enables users to create, share, and track implementation of their individual professional learning plans.

Delaware District Adopts Professional Development Program To Develop Instructional Leadership

Delaware's Christina School District has chosen a new professional development partner "to meet the goal of supporting school-based administrators and teacher leaders in their instructional leadership roles," according to information released by the district.

Louisiana Districts Sign On With Teacher Evaluation Software

Louisiana school districts have deployed performance evaluation software in response to new state requirements calling for annual observations that factor in students' academic growth.

Report: State Data Systems Progress, Though Key Challenges Remain

Education data coalition urges changes to certification and licensure to ensure competency in teachers' and administrators' understanding of data.

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