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Professional Development


Survey Finds 50 Percent of K-12 Teachers Get Inadequate Support for Using Technology in the Classroom

The survey, conducted by digedu, a company dedicated to transitioning schools from textbooks to technology, was designed to assess various aspects of teachers’ use of technology in class.

U Wisconsin Researchers Launch Online Formative Assessment of K-12 School Leadership

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison have launched an online version of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL), a research-based tool for assessing K-12 school leadership.

U Wisconsin-Madison Launches Web Version of School Administration Improvement Tool

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have launched an online version of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning, a tool designed to help improve school administration.

Chalk.com Offers Private Professional Learning Platform for Educators

Vetica has launched Chalk.com, a new online community platform for educators. The announcement was made at the SXSWedu conference taking place this week in Austin, TX.

Adobe, Prezi Commit Software Tools for ConnectED Initiative

Adobe reported it will kick in $300 million worth of software and teacher support as part of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.

Putting Change on the Backs of Teachers is a Bad, Bad Idea

In a lively dialogue, mobilists Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway discuss why telling teachers to just "integrate the technology into the curriculum" is a recipe for disaster — and they invite readers to tell their own tech transformation stories.

Miami-Dade To Give Teachers 18 Months of Interactive Whiteboard Training

Miami-Dade County Public Schools plans to implement interactive whiteboards in more than 10,000 classrooms and will provide teachers with an 18-month professional development program designed to help them integrate the technology into their classrooms effectively.

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.

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