Professional Development

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.

Online Community To Prepare Schools for New Assessments Coming in 2014

In an effort to help ease the transition to new technology-driven assessments planned for nationwide implementation in 2014, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has launched, a new online resource and community for state and district education leaders.

Houghton Mifflin Targets District Administration with Pinpoint Suite

School publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has begun showing an integrated education suite intended to help districts fill gaps in their administrative applications and bring together disparate data.

Brainchild Launches Professional Development Program for Kineo

Brainchild has launched a professional development program for K through 12 teachers using the Kineo tablet.

Federal Government To Launch 'Connected Educator' Initiative at ISTE

The Office of Educational Technology in the United States Department of Education is launching a new initiative designed to "explore the potential for online communities to support professional educators."

Rio Salado College Works with New York Times System to Deliver Teacher Training

A community college in Arizona is teaming up with the New York Times to produce online teacher preparation courses.

Study Finds SciPacks Increase Teacher, Student Science Comprehension

A study conducted by Edvantia found that teachers using the National Science Teachers Association's SciPacks professional development tool increased their own content knowledge and improved student learning.

Texas University Launches Online Head Start Training Program

Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas is taking its Head Start bachelor's degree completion program online.

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