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Professional Development


SimpleK12 To Host Free Google Tools Event for Educators

SimpleK12, a provider of online professional development for educators, will host a free webinar series August 9 on the effective use of Google tools and apps in the classroom.

The Problem Isn't Teacher Recruiting; It's Retention

Nationally, schools lose between $1 billion and $2.2 billion in attrition costs each year through teachers moving or leaving the profession, according to new research. The result is a spiral of loss that affects high-poverty schools disproportionately.

Report: Teacher Evaluations Meaningless Without Supporting PD

Many states have been implementing new teacher evaluation systems in an effort to improve teacher effectiveness, but those evaluations have little meaning unless they are accompanied by individualized professional development and support, according to a new report from the School Improvement Network, a provider of professional learning and training resources for educators.

Saskatchewan Adopts Digital Literacy Tools for Nearly 800 Schools

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has purchased two-year licenses for collections of digital literacy resources for all teachers and classrooms in the province.

McGraw-Hill Launches Professional Learning Environment for Teachers

McGraw-Hill Education has unveiled a Professional Learning Environment designed to allow teachers to take control of their own professional development.

Online Ask a Mentor Service Pairs New Teachers with Experienced Educators

Torsh is teaming up with New Teacher Center (NTC) for a new teacher mentorship service, "Ask a Mentor," which will give teachers on-demand access to teaching mentors who can provide them with feedback and support.

Insight Launches New Ed Tech Information Website

Insight Enterprises, a technology reseller and technology consulting company, launched Insight ON: Education, a new digital information website with news and explainers on a variety of topics, like Common Core and mobile devices, with the goal of helping educators use technology to improve teaching and learning.

Discovery Educator Network Kicking Off Free Summer PD Resources

This August Discovery Educator Network is hosting free professional development resources for K-12 educators.

Edmodo Intros App for Windows 8.1

Edmodo, a free social learning network for K-12, has developed an app for Windows 8.1 users. The company made the announcement at the ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta.

Scenario Learning Releases 'Active Shooter for Administrators' Safety Course

Written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn, the online course outlines evidence-based methods that school and district administrators can use to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

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