Professional Development


Report: Effective Teacher Professional Development Crucial to Common Core

The success of the largest education reform effort of the last decade — Common Core State Standards — is contingent upon effective teacher professional development, according to a new report. But professional development needs to become more than a string of one-day workshops in order to help teachers make the transition.

First STEMx MOOC Takes Place Sept. 19–21

The International Society for Technology in Education will host the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference, a MOOC dedicated to STEMx educators.

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.

Free Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators Starts Sept. 30

The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University have announced a new version of their free Digital Learning Transition massive open online course (MOOC) for educators.

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.

Florida School District Implements Teacher Effectiveness Platform

Sumter County School District in Florida will implement a teacher effectiveness platform with the goal of increasing student achievement through improved teacher effectiveness.

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.

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