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Professional Development


Eduplanet21 Debuts New Professional Learning Platform

Eduplanet21 is launching a new teacher professional development (PD) platform designed to improve PD planning, organization, access to content and collaboration.

Bringing the Classroom to Life With Green Screen Technology

Hanna Shekhter, the education technology specialist at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, works with faculty to implement green screen technology as a way to “transport students to another location or time.”

MindPlay Launches New PD Course for Reading

Teacher Companion is an online reading program that uses a combination of lectures, videos, written information and activities, organized into eight modules, to help teachers gain a more complete understanding of how the English language works and what every student needs to become a proficient reader.

Amplify Introduces a System to Personalize PD

The system starts with a diagnostic survey to help educators analyze their instructional practices. Based on the survey results, interactive maps show each educator his or her areas of strength and need.

PARCC Assessments Begin in Six States

High school students in states that use “block scheduling” will take paper-based versions of the tests during the month of December.

PBS LearningMedia Launches Digital Innovators Program

The program recognizes 100 applicants in the U.S. who are incorporating digital media into their classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology.

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL

Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.

10 Keys to a Successful Tablet Adoption

A third-grade teacher who has used the devices in class for two years offers her best practices to help make tablet implementations run smoothly.

How a Mobile Principal Connects Students and Teachers at a Title I Elementary School

Delsia Malone has headed W.E. Striplin — the Gadsden, AL, school she attended as a child — since 2004. Under her leadership, the K-5, Title I school now boasts a computer lab, iPads in every classroom, MacBooks for every teacher and a 1-to-1 program for fifth-grade students.

EdX Joins ConnectED To Deliver MOOCs for Free Teacher Training and AP Prep

MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.

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