Professional Development

Observation 360 Adds Teacher Effectiveness System Integration

School Improvement Network has added new features to and redesigned Observation 360, a teacher professional development tool that integrates with PD 360, to personalize plans for teachers and provide training resources.

Certiport Debuts Updated Digital Literacy Certification

The latest release of Certiport's digital literacy certification touches on social media, collaboration, digital devices, research fluency, and cloud computing, to name a few.

American College of Education Offers New Concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching

American College of Education (ACE), a provider of online advanced degree programs for educators, announced a new Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching.

Secretary of Education Duncan Declares August "Connected Educator" Month

In a video address at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that August will be "Connected Educator Month," and called upon teachers and other educational leaders to innovate through online collaboration and learning environments.

Adobe Foundation, Discovery Partner for Digital Media Curriculum Resources

At an ISTE 2012 kick-off event in San Diego Saturday, Discovery Education and the Adobe Foundation formally launched a partnership aimed at integrating digital media content creation into teaching and learning.

3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development

Today every teacher needs to be in charge of his or her own professional development, if for no other reason than district budgets require everyone to be so much more creative. Here are a few ways teachers can better take advantage of formal and informal learning, the use of a back channel, and modeling life-long learning.

Create Your Own Un-Conference

EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences." In just a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum thanks in part to networks on Twitter. T.H.E. Journal speaks to four participants.

6 Tips for the Successful Online Teacher

After two decades in online teaching in both the corporate world and higher education, I regret to report that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the network connection. While online teaching offers many rewards for instructors, it takes a special set of skills and attitudes to excel at it. And these are emphatically not the same skills and attitudes that make an exceptional classroom teacher. Here's the mindset it takes to be a successful online teacher.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.

Social Network for K-12 Educators Goes Mobile

edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community, has launched a mobile version of its Web site to make it easier for edWeb members to stay in touch with network activity.