Professional Development


U Colorado Boulder Arms STEM Teachers with Game Design Concepts

A group of about 100 K-12 teachers has completed a week-long summer institute, dubbed Scalable Game Design, at the University of Colorado Boulder focused on using game design to teach computer science.

MakerBot Publishes 3D Design and Printing Handbook for Educators

'MakerBot in the Classroom: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design' includes an introduction to 3D printing and a range of hands-on 3D design lesson plans.

Penn State Launches Online Master's in Special Ed

Penn State has launched an online master's in education program aimed at working teachers.

FlipCon Offers Wide-Ranging Sessions on the Flipped Classroom

Hosted by the Flipped Learning Network, the conference will take place online and in person at Michigan State University, and will includes sessions for those who are new to flipped learning, as well as those who are more experienced, doing research on the practice and seeking tools and skills.

Surrey School District Wins 2015 Sylvia Charp Award

The district, the first Canadian winner, was honored with the Sylvia Charp Award for focusing its technology planning on transformative learning with the student at the center.

A Teacher Shares His Lessons Learned From a Simulated Senate

Using special tablets in a simulated Senate chamber built in Boston, classes can learn not just the facts of government, but how it feels to negotiate and make big decisions.

Proposed Wisconsin Legislation May Expand Charter Schools, Reduce Teacher Licensing Requirements

Two last-minute additions to a bill in the Wisconsin state legislature that would reduce funding to universities would also have significant impact on K-12 education.

Illinois Teachers Learn To Use Raspberry Pi in the Classroom

Workshops being held this summer aim to help Illinois teachers implement the inexpensive, credit card-sized computers in their own classrooms.

New Report Shares Personalized Learning Guidance

The recommendations are based on findings shared at a summit hosted by North Carolina State University's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

7 Lessons Learned From a Successful 1-to-1 Laptop Program

Last year, Savannah-Chatham County Schools (GA) launched a 1-to-1 laptop learning program that has spurred higher test scores among participating students. Here, the district's manager of instructional technology shares the lessons she learned.

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