Professional Development


Report: The Future of Collaboration Is Cross-Platform

By 2016, most collaborative technologies will be available across devices, from Web browsers to desktop software to native smart phone and tablet apps, according to a new report.

New MOOC Explores Role of Badges for Professional Credentials

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Mozilla, Blackboard, and Sage Road Solutions have joined forces to offer a new MOOC that will delve into the subject of badges for academic and professional credentials.

Districts Turn to Intensive PD to Prepare for Common Core

District leaders are learning about standards and assessments from Discovery Education’s Common Core Academy—and spreading this knowledge to their teachers.

Sally Ride Science Academy Debuts Online STEM Professional Development Program

To help educators effectively teach a STEM-based curriculum in the classroom, the Sally Ride Science Academy has launched an online professional development training program.

ISTE and HP Expand Free Teacher Training in Catalyst Academy Mini-Courses

Intercultural understanding through digital exchanges, a crash course on games for learning, and using mobile apps to convert students into "citizen scientists" are three of the topics that will make up the latest round of "mini courses" offered through HP's free Catalyst Academy.

3 Ways Webconferencing is Transforming PD

From sharing classroom videos to building communities of practice, teachers are collaborating online in ways that would have been impossible a few years ago.

Teacher Turnover Negatively Impacts Student Achievement in Math and English

Teacher turnover results in lower student scores in math and English language arts, according to a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Education and two colleagues.

Middle School Partners with University To Establish Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning

South Carolina's Anderson University is partnering with George Washington Carver Middle School in Spartanburg School District 7 to establish a Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning. The middle school will receive funding for the program for five years.

Most Professional Development 'Sporadic, Short Term, and Divorced from Teaching and Student Achievement'

A new report from the Center for American Progress fund that teacher professional development programs are severely lacking and need to be changed to produce improvements in teaching practices and student learning outcomes.

WizIQ To Host Free English Language MOOC for Teachers

An online education platform company will host a free Massive Open Online Course, dubbed English Language Teaching Techniques, focused on English language teaching and beginning July 29.

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