Professional Development

Professional Development Just-in-Time and One-on-One

A new Gates Foundation-funded pilot is testing how effective professional development can be when the algebra teacher turns to an online coach in real time for assistance with lessons and classroom management.

Mississippi School District Receives $115k Writing Assessment Grant

Vantage Learning presented a $115,200 grant late last month to a Mississippi school district to help improve students' writing skills.

Killeen ISD Adopts ASCD's PD in Focus

The Killeen Independent School District has implemented ASCD's professional development solution, PD in Focus.

NYC Schools Deploy New Teacher Observation Tools

More than 150 New York City schools have deployed Teachscape's Classroom Walkthrough software and online Professional Learning Suite.

P2PU To Host Free Courses for Teachers

Peer to Peer University (P2PU) will offer seven free online courses for K-12 teachers from September to November as part of a pilot program.

Epson Intros Entry-Level LCD Projectors, Launches Training Series

Epson has unveiled two portable, entry-level LCD projectors, the PowerLite 1221 and the PowerLite 1261W. The company also launched, in partnership with Discovery Education and Atomic Learning, a new training program to help education users get up to speed on using interactive projection technologies in the classroom.

Closing the Loop in Education Technology

K-12 education isn't using technology effectively and isn't investing nearly enough in IT infrastructure to enable next-generation learning. That's the conclusion of a new report, "Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education," which called for a greater financial commitment to education technology and the adoption of a holistic, "closed loop" approach to its implementation.

Consortium for School Networking Adds Missouri Chapter

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has launched a new state chapter in Missouri, its thirteenth in the United States.

Pearson Launches Online Teacher Certification Study Guides

Pearson has launched an online series of interactive study guides designed to help teacher candidates preparing for certification tests.

Clemson U Puts Graphing Calculator at Front of Teacher Training Class

Clemson University in South Carolina will be the home of an expanded professional development program for math teachers sponsored by Casio's Education Division.

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