Professional Development


Reports: District Leaders Are Hedging Their Bets on Common Core Assessments

According to two new reports by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, even as schools are developing and teaching CCSS-aligned curriculum, district leaders appear to be reserving judgment on the impact of the consortia-developed assessments.

EdWeb.net Launches 'Teaching Kids to Code' PLC

The new professional learning community is intended to help teachers integrate computer science and coding into their classroom lessons.

Chicago Principals To Receive Training from Northwestern U

Over the next three years, exceptional principals in Chicago Public Schools will receive training and executive coaching as a result of a collaboration between Northwestern University's Center for Nonprofit Management and School of Education and Social Policy.

Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD

While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues. And social media is turning out to be a powerful tool for those purposes.

UC Davis To Host STEM Conference for Educators

University of California, Davis will host its annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education Sunday, November 9 at the UC Davis Conference Center.

Arizona Teachers Create DIY Professional Development

Teachers in the Higley School District volunteered to create their own sessions and teach each other new concepts in the one-day Professional Development Café.

ASCD Launches Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U

The project is a selection of instructional resources and sample assessment items designed to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and teach effectively using iPads.

$1 Million Early Learning Grant Supports Teacher Professional Development

The University of Florida College of Education has received a $1 million grant to support Early Learning Florida, the college's online professional development system for the state's 55,000 early learning educators.

Tripod Offers Teachers Free Access to Student Surveys

Tripod Education Partners is making its Tripod direct-to-teacher survey program available free to individual teachers.

Curriculum Associates Introduces Ready Writing for Grades 2 Through 5

Built to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Writing provides educators with instructional materials as well as professional development resources.

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