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Professional Development


Online Networks Can Help Preservice Teachers, Report Finds

Pathways to Participation for Preservice Teachers reviews research, past experience, and examples of current practice using online networks to connect preservice teachers with in-service educators.

Louisiana District Implements Teacher Evaluations Based on Framework for Teaching

Calcasieu Parish School System in Lake Charles, LA plans to implement a teacher evaluation and professional development support program based on Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching at 21 high-need schools.

New PLC Focuses on Creating Better Lessons With Technology

edWeb is partnering with ClassFlow, a cloud-based lesson planning platform, on a new professional learning community (PLC) to help educators use technology to change their teaching and learning.

New Discovery Education PD Program Aimed at Creating Teacher Leaders

Discovery Education has launched a new professional development service designed to help foster and create teacher leaders capable of serving their district throughout a digital transition.

Connected Teaching, Learning and Leadership

Joe Mazza, the director of connected teaching, learning and leadership at North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA, talks about how he uses social media to stay connected to his fellow educators as well as students and parents.

Eduplanet21 Launches Professional Learning Networks for Teachers

Eduplanet21 is launching a new feature for educators, personal learning networks, designed to help them improve their teaching and learning environments.

New Study Suggests Comprehensive PD Program Positively Impacts Mobile Classrooms

New research by ISTE and the Verizon Foundation suggests that for schools with mobile device initiatives an organized, comprehensive teacher training program can improve standardized test scores, at least somewhat, and lead to more one-on-one learning in the classroom.

Teachscape Debuts New ELA and Common Core Courses for Educators

In an expansion of its online Common Core course offerings, Teachscape is introducing new self-paced courses for educators focusing on English Language Arts and literacy.

Massachusetts Adopts Video-based Coaching Platform for Early Educators

To help shore up its professional development among early education instructors, the state of Massachusetts is introducing the video-coaching support platform from Torsh to help provide feedback and analysis.

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches eLibrary App

The cloud-based app is designed to provide online and offline access to professional development and instructional e-books.

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