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Professional Development


Building Alaska's PD Pipeline

Teachers at a remote district in rural Alaska access a wealth of online professional development through the state’s Alaska Staff Development Network.

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education

Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well.

Virginia District Adopts Web-Based Teacher Evaluation Program

Virginia's Goochland County Public Schools has decided not to implement a home-grown system it recently developed for doing teacher evaluations; instead it will adopt a version of software currently in use in numerous Indiana school districts.

Edgenuity Launches Enhanced Professional Development Services for Online Educators

Edgenuity has launched enhanced professional development services aimed at helping teachers make the most of online and blended learning programs.

Report: Professional Development Needs Reform To Support Common Core

An organization that focuses on advancing professional development for educators has said that it's time for state education leaders to reform their training efforts to address the transition to the Common Core State Standards.

Adobe Connect Mobile 2.1 Expands Virtual Classroom Support

Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.

Santa Clara U To Train 100 Educators in Blended Learning

More than 100 teachers from Catholic schools run by the Diocese of San Jose will participate in a year of professional development to earn a certificate in blended learning in an effort to improve educational outcomes for students.

CoSN and AASA Publish Professional Development Toolkit for Educational Leaders

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) have released the latest addition to the collaborative Closing the Gap: Turning Data into Action project.

Sony Seeks Education Ambassadors

Electronics giant Sony is looking for educators to participate in its Sony Education Ambassador program.

Missouri To Launch Performance-Based Assessments for Teacher Candidates

Missouri has entered into an agreement to develop performance-based assessments for teacher candidates seeking licenses.

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