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Professional Development


Making BYOT Work

Tim Clark, the coordinator of instructional technology for Forsyth County Schools (GA), is our Innovator of the month. Here, he explains how his district makes BYOT work for students, teachers, and the community.

Florida State U Gets $14.3 Million To Create STEM Workshops for Teacher Training

Florida's Department of Education has awarded Florida State University's STEM research center $14.3 million in new grants to build a professional development program for teachers and build up the state's online collection of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum resources.

Organizations Team up To Help Principals Learn How to Create Digital Learning Environments

Three education organizations are collaborating to deliver training to principals about how to create digital learning environments in their schools.

School Improvement Network Publishes New Interactive E-Books for Common Core

School Improvement Network has published two new interactive multimedia e-books about Common Core implementation on its LumiBook platform for educators.

Millennials View Education as Least Satisfying Segment for Empowerment, Workplace Collaboration

For young people seeking innovation in the organizations where they work, education as a sector may not be the most conducive environment. "Millennials," who make up a quarter of the current workforce, consider educational institutions the least innovative, at least when compared to retail, technology, healthcare and advertising, marketing and PR.

7 Steps to Preparing for Common Core and Mobile Device Rollouts

Trying to implement a mobile device initiative while your district's teachers and staff are preparing for the Common Core online assessments can be like to trying to balance on two wild horses with a single set of reins. Two California district leaders share advice and resources they have gained from their ongoing mobile device transitions.

These MOOCs Will Make You Reconsider Everything About PD

Will massive open online courses revolutionize professional development?

Technology Still Needs Good Educators Behind It

A year in ed tech has taught me that the greatest gadget is only as good as the people behind it.

Report: Technology and Educators Need to Start Working Together Better

Schools can no longer keep technology specialists and educators separated. In fact, teachers can be the "best advocates" for moving technology initiatives forward in a district — once they understand how and why it will support teaching and learning, according to a new report.

New Lab School Puts Digital Fabrication Technologies in the Hands of Middle Schoolers

Charlottesville City Schools has opened the first in what is expected to be a string of lab schools that will put advanced manufacturing technologies in the hands of middle and high school students and serve as a training ground for science teachers.

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