Professional Development

Teaching with OER: 5 Tips for Professional Development Planning

Ed tech professionals offer five tips for approaching professional development that will help smooth the way to adoption of open educational resources.

Online Communities of Practice: What Works

Four experienced practitioners share what they’ve learned about community building and collaboration in an online environment.

New Jersey District Implements Platform for Year-Round Teacher Evaluations

New Brunswick Public Schools has implemented a new teacher assessment platform in an effort to target professional development more effectively.

Funds for Teachers Awards $1.8 Million for Individual Professional Development

Funds for Teachers has awarded $1.8 million in grants for preK-12 educators to pursue individual professional development opportunities.

South Dakota District Deploys Teacher Observation App on the iPad

A rural South Dakota school district has implemented a teacher observation app after deciding to ramp up professional development for teachers.

Argosy U Prof Takes Helm at ASCD

ASCD, a membership organization that provides professional development resources for educators, elected a new president and board members at its annual conference in March. It also presented awards to affiliate organizations.

Illinois To Train Teacher Assessors With Online Tools

The Illinois State Board of Education will deliver online training and evaluation for its teacher assessors as part of a statewide effort to train and certify more than 7,000 teacher evaluators.

Lucid Data Unveils Teacher Evaluation Software

Lucid Data has released teacher evaluation and classroom observation software that is free for school districts that use PDExpress.

Teacher Observation App Goes Native on iPad

An educational technology company that specializes in creating products for improving educator practices has launched a version of its teacher observation application for the Apple iPad.

How To Bring Teachers Up to Speed with Technology

Here are five professional development strategies that work in the smart K-12 classroom.