Professional Development


NSTA Launches New Teacher Resources for Next Generation Science Standards

The National Science Teachers Association has released a series of tools to help teachers implement the Next Generation Science Standards and the Framework for K-12 Science Education, including an e-book, a collection of videos and instructional resources.

Tech Leaders From Three Universities Share Their Experiences With Virtual Application Management

In a session at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando, FL, tech leaders from the universities of Central Florida, South Florida and Florida shared the stage to present the lessons they have learned while rolling out and maintaining virtual application management.

Teachscape Partners with Swivl on Video Professional Development

Teachscape, a company that provides resources for classroom observation and professional development, has partnered with video and robotics company Swivl in an effort to provide more effective video-based professional development.

Vernier Offers Summer Institutes on Data Collection Technology

Vernier Software & Technology will offer 19 Summer Institute workshops over the next few months to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate probeware and data-collection technology into their curricula.

iNACOL Launches Free K-12 Policy Webinar

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a webinar May 13 focused on policy changes, such as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, in K-12 education.

New Book Offers Guidance on Flipping Science Instruction

Written by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the new book shows science teachers how to use the flipped model in conjunction with established science teaching and learning strategies, such as guided inquiry, modeling and lab-driven learning.

Despite Challenges, Most K-12 Teachers Would Recommend the Profession

Standardized testing and policies originating from those outside the profession were cited by teachers as their greatest professional frustrations.

Report: Teacher Leadership Is Key to Common Core Success

A new report from the Center for American Progress examines districts throughout the country where collaboration between management and unions has given teachers a meaningful voice in implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Eduplanet21 Adds Virtual Wallet

Eduplanet21 has added a virtual wallet to its professional development platform in an effort to make it easier for administrators to deposit and track professional development funds.

How Embedded Technology Is Inspiring Student-Centered Learning

Kirsten Wright, an educational technology teacher at Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), talks about how making the move to 1-to-1 has transformed not only teaching and learning, but the physical design of her districts' classrooms.

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