Professional Development

edWeb Launches Free Learning Community Focused on Common Core Implementation

edWeb.net and Action Learning Systems have partnered to create a free online professional learning community for K-12 educators to learn about implementing Common Core State Standards.

St. Leo U Ramps Up K-12 Teacher Tech Training

Saint Leo University's Education Department has opened a ground-breaking teacher training facility designed to prepare teachers to be at the forefront when it comes to new technologies in the classroom.

Professional Development Videos for Teachers Now Mobile

A company that delivers video-based professional development to educators has made its library of resources available for mobile devices.

Performance Matters Launches FASTe with Year-Round Teacher Assessment

Performance Matters has launched its new Formative Action System for Teacher Effectiveness platform (FASTe), a system designed to monitor teacher effectiveness year-round and put educators in touch with resources to improve their teaching.

Microsoft, ED Collaborate To Boost Teacher Recruitment Efforts

Microsoft has begun collaborating with the United States Department of Education, the British Council, and the Smithsonian Institution in projects designed to help prepare educators to use educational technology in the classroom.

Teacher Training Should Start Before iPad Deployment

ELL instructors, like those in other disciplines, are discovering the benefits of iPads in the classroom. With some advance planning and appropriate training for teachers, schools can avoid an awkward or stressful deployment.

Massachusetts District Launches Parent Academies To Improve Community Connections

Worcester Public Schools is creating customized education solution designed to improve home-school connections and support digital learning for the 24,000 students in its district.

Combating Teacher Burnout

Research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout rate of any public service job. What can we do to keep the best and the brightest teachers in the classroom?

NEA Adds Algebra Coaching Service for Members

A service being tried out by a handful of districts that puts algebra teachers in touch with coaches online for real-time professional development sessions has a new group of test pilots.

Observation 360 1.5 Adds iPad Support, Notification Options

School Improvement Network has unveiled a new version of Observation 360, a teacher professional development tool that integrates with PD 360.