Professional Development

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.

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.

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.

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.

Collaboration Links Interactive Whiteboards with News Lessons

An interactive whiteboard company is joining forces with a news network that delivers its broadcasts to teens in middle and high schools to deliver media and activities to whiteboards in the classroom.

Memphis Schools To Adopt New Teacher Observation System

Memphis City Schools will begin using a new teacher observation system based on Randa's TOWER system this year.

A private school in Michigan is putting an emphasis on professional development to support its new iPad rollout.

iPad Training 101

Throwing new technology equipment at teachers and hoping that it sticks is an ineffective approach to integrating IT into the classroom. That's why Southfield Christian School in Southfield, MI, is putting professional development first on its to-do list for a fall 2011 iPad rollout.

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