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Professional Development


Secretary of Education Duncan Declares August "Connected Educator" Month

In a video address at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that August will be "Connected Educator Month," and called upon teachers and other educational leaders to innovate through online collaboration and learning environments.

Adobe Foundation, Discovery Partner for Digital Media Curriculum Resources

At an ISTE 2012 kick-off event in San Diego Saturday, Discovery Education and the Adobe Foundation formally launched a partnership aimed at integrating digital media content creation into teaching and learning.

3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development

Today every teacher needs to be in charge of his or her own professional development, if for no other reason than district budgets require everyone to be so much more creative. Here are a few ways teachers can better take advantage of formal and informal learning, the use of a back channel, and modeling life-long learning.

Create Your Own Un-Conference

EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences." In just a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum thanks in part to networks on Twitter. T.H.E. Journal speaks to four participants.

6 Tips for the Successful Online Teacher

After two decades in online teaching in both the corporate world and higher education, I regret to report that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the network connection. While online teaching offers many rewards for instructors, it takes a special set of skills and attitudes to excel at it. And these are emphatically not the same skills and attitudes that make an exceptional classroom teacher. Here's the mindset it takes to be a successful online teacher.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.

Social Network for K-12 Educators Goes Mobile

edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community, has launched a mobile version of its Web site to make it easier for edWeb members to stay in touch with network activity.

Teachscape and Saba Join Forces to Offer Talent Management System for Teachers

Teachscape, a provider of Web-based professional development materials, technologies, and services for teachers, and Saba, a provider of learning and talent management software and enterprise social networking tools, have formed an alliance to offer their joint customers a competency-based talent management system for educators.

ASCD, McTighe, and Wiggins Develop New Common Core Courses

A membership organization that creates professional development programs and products for educators has produced two courses specifically to help teachers implement the Common Core State Standards.

Honeywell Awards PD Scholarships

Honeywell has awarded scholarships to 185 teachers from 19 countries and 37 American states to attend a simulated astronaut training and professional development program in June in at the United States Space & Rocket Center.

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