Professional Development


Naiku Launches Assessment Software and PD Grant Program

Assessment software provider Naiku has launched a $250,000 grant program for innovative teachers and teacher teams.

Gamified Digital Learning Is Helping Students Meet the Challenge of CCSS

Here's how the free digital learning platform PowerMyLearning is helping students learn Common Core skills and prepare for online assessments — and how gamification is turbo-charging that process.

Free Workshops in Data Collection Technology Available This Spring

Vernier Software & Technology will offer 34 free workshops throughout the country for educators interested in using data-collection technology in their classes.

AdvancED Launches Student-Focused Classroom Observation Tool

AdvancED has launched eleot, a student-focused classroom observation tool designed to help improve student engagement.

California Districts To Pilot Next Gen Science Standards Professional Development

While districts are ramping up to prepare for online assessments based around the Common Core State Standards, some are also preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards. Eight school districts and two charter school organizations in California are participating in an early implementation initiative to begin development of a learning community for K-8

Houston Moves into Phase 2 of High School 1-to-1

Houston Independent School District is on track to continue expanding its high school 1-to-1 program this month.

Eduplanet21 Debuts New Professional Learning Platform

Eduplanet21 is launching a new teacher professional development (PD) platform designed to improve PD planning, organization, access to content and collaboration.

Bringing the Classroom to Life With Green Screen Technology

Hanna Shekhter, the education technology specialist at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, works with faculty to implement green screen technology as a way to “transport students to another location or time.”

MindPlay Launches New PD Course for Reading

Teacher Companion is an online reading program that uses a combination of lectures, videos, written information and activities, organized into eight modules, to help teachers gain a more complete understanding of how the English language works and what every student needs to become a proficient reader.

Amplify Introduces a System to Personalize PD

The system starts with a diagnostic survey to help educators analyze their instructional practices. Based on the survey results, interactive maps show each educator his or her areas of strength and need.

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