Professional Development

Bringing Passion and Collaboration to Professional Development

For "community of practice" expert Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, the first steps toward improving teachers' professional development are bringing them together and keeping them interested.

ASCD Virtual Conference Features Talks on Civic Education, Common Core, and Improving the Teaching Profession

ASCD, a member organization for K-12 educators, has released its schedule for the virtual program that will be taking place alongside its annual in-person conference, which runs March 16-18 in Chicago.

New Jersey District Adopts Web-Based Tool for Teacher Evaluations

New Jersey's Nutley Public School District has adopted a Web-based tool in an effort to monitor and improve teacher effectiveness.

3 Organizations Join Forces to Recruit and Connect Education Leaders

The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, Education Pioneers, and the Strategic Data Project have banded together to create Activate ED, a collaboration intended to connect leaders, managers, and analysts with school systems.

Can CoSN Help Your District's Cloud Decision-Making?

The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school district technology leaders, offers users continuing education, technology leadership certification, a library of original research, and connections to peers and experts.

Atlanta Public Schools Chooses Online ASCD Tools for Teacher Professional Development

As part of a five-year strategic plan to increase student performance in the district, Atlanta Public Schools has adopted a new set of online professional development resources for its teachers.

Grant To Fund Video Repository of Teaching Excellence in Math and Science

A consortium of education organizations will be developing an online repository of classroom videos to help new teachers learn from master instructors how to teach math and science topics in third through sixth grades.

Conceptua Math Partners with CORE To Deliver Common Core Professional Development Services

Conceptua Math and the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education have launched a partnership to deliver professional development services to school districts.

ETS Partners with My Learning Plan To Provide Lesson-Length Classroom Videos

Educational Testing Service and My Learning Plan have partnered to launch an online library of K-12 classroom videos for teachers and administrators.

Focus Your 1-to-1 Program 'Around Learning, Not the Device'

Leslie Wilson of the One to One Institute explains how when it comes to 1-to-1 programs, it's not about the device. It's about teaching, learning, and transforming school.