Professional Development

Feds Team with Education Groups for K-12 Online Community of Practice

The federal government is teaming up with a state university and an ed tech advocacy group to launch a new online community of practice (called "epic-ed") that's designed to support "all stakeholders going through digital transition within technology-enabled learning environments."

Achieve3000 and Center for College and Career Readiness To Launch Common Core Training for Teachers

Achieve3000, a provider of differentiated instruction solutions, and the Center for College and Career Readiness, a not-for-profit research and training organization dedicated to increasing college and career-readiness skills, have partnered to create the new professional development program for teachers called the Common Core Black Belt Classroom Certification for Teachers in Cross Curricular Literacy.

Sophia Shows Teachers How to Flip the Classroom

California high school math teacher Crystal Kirch shows teachers how to successfully flip their classrooms in a free webcast on August 14.

USD Offers First-Ever Certification in Mobile Learning

The University of San Diego is offering educators and administrators the first accredited certificate in mobile technology tools, teaching, and metrics as part of its new Mobile Technology Learning Center.

Connecting the Educational Dots

With the first-ever Connected Educator Month, the DOE aims to bring teachers, districts, and educational organizations together online.

Edutopia Offers Free Design Workshop

K-12 teachers will have an opportunity to attend a free five-week design workshop offered by Edutopia as part of Connected Educators Month.

Teachers Learn New Methods of Teaching Green Concepts at Green Boot Camp

A group of 70 middle school teachers from around the world gathered in San Diego this month to participate in a hands-on, interactive workshop about methods for teaching energy, sustainability, and environmental concepts.

Grant Program Funds Teachers to Travel the World and Develop New Lessons

Operating in 36 states, Fund For Teachers has given more than $17.8 million in grant money since 2001, sending educators around the world to develop lessons on technology, STEM, and other topics.

UT, NSTA Provide Externships for Connecticut Science Teachers

United Technologies and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have teamed up to provide externships to seven Connecticut high school science teachers.

Observation 360 Adds Teacher Effectiveness System Integration

School Improvement Network has added new features to and redesigned Observation 360, a teacher professional development tool that integrates with PD 360, to personalize plans for teachers and provide training resources.