Professional Development


360 Degrees of Reflection

Some cutting-edge technologies are trying to take teacher evaluation to the next level. But their real power may be as self-evaluation tools.

Foundations Look To Advance Common Core Curriculum

Two foundations are partnering to support Common Core State Standards through the development of both open and commercial digital instructional resources.

TeacherLine Schedule Expands to 6 Terms

PBS TeacherLine has expanded its course schedule to six terms for its most popular and newest online courses.

Brief: Maui Administrators Track Development With Teacher Compass

Administrators in Maui Public Schools are using iPads and Teacher Compass to follow and direct the professional development of teachers.

Brief: St. Lucie County School District Partners with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Florida's St. Lucie County School District and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have agreed to a five-year partnership aimed at raising student achievement and providing community access to materials and software.

Training Teachers for 21st Century Classrooms

After receiving a modest technology grant, a middle school in Ohio began deploying mobile devices and traditional computers in classrooms and labs. And a key component of the rollout has been in-depth development for teachers focused on problem solving, project-based learning, and student engagement.

Skype Community Comes to the Classroom

Skype has launched a global community for educators called Skype in the classroom. The free service is focused on connecting teachers from around the world to collaborate on learning activities and share expertise and resources.

NSF Funds STEM Teacher Training Initiative in Indiana

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Purdue University to support a new five-year initiative to train Indiana high school teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

New York Educators Get Cross-Platform Tablet Training

NYSCATE, the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, will be training teachers on Android- and Windows-based tablets this summer.

Microsoft Steps Up Accessibility

Microsoft is giving a boost to accessibility in its Office 2010 suite and launching new training courses and resources dedicated to helping developers produce more accessible sites and software.

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