Professional Development


Teacher Evaluations: Principals Need More Support for Effective Implementation

Teacher evaluation systems are being foisted on administrators without the preparation, tools or support needed to make the systems serve their theoretical purpose — improvements in the practice of teaching. "If we expect teacher evaluation to lead to improved instruction and learning in schools, we must provide the tools, resources and knowledge that principals need to implement successful teacher evaluation models," according to Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Staff Development for Educators Releases New Common Core ELA Course

The course covers essential elements of the standards (including strands, anchor standards and grade articulations) and outlines the goals of the English Language Arts standards.

AcademicMerit Intros Upgraded Professional Development Platform

FineTune 2.0 aims to help educators enhance their writing evaluation skills.

Research Suggests Professional Development Delivers Better Student Scores

When teachers participate in professional development, students do better in assessments. That's the conclusion of a study undertaken by researchers at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.

UTeach STEM Teacher Prep Program Expands with $22.5 Million Grant

The National Math and Science Initiative has expanded the UTeach secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation program to five more universities and will expand again to another five universities in the fall of 2015, bringing the total number of universities implementing the program to 45.

Obama: Teachers Need Chance To Learn How To Integrate Tech into Learning

President Obama expects to request new funding in the federal budget for the next fiscal year specifically to help teachers and administrators obtain professional development to help them make the transition to digital learning.

National Network Aims To Train 100,000 STEM Educators in 10 Years

100Kin10, a national network that aims to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers over 10 years, has added a new partner to its growing program: Western Governors University.

Kaplan EdTech Accelerator Seeks Submissions for Mentor Program

Entrepreneurs looking to launch an edtech startup may apply to participate in Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a program designed to foster startups focused on education technology. The deadline for applications is May 5.

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have

We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.

Teachers Get Free Online Common Core PD To Reach Struggling and Special Ed Students

A new free service has launched to boost the efforts of teachers, professional development coordinators and administrators in helping struggling students, especially those with disabilities, meet the Common Core State standards in reading, writing and math.

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