Here are five professional development strategies that work in the smart K-12 classroom.
- By Bridget McCrea
School Improvement Network will launch LiveBooks, a new kind of online professional development tool, May 1.
Educators today have more access than ever before to the authors and thought leaders they have come to rely on for advice and inspiration.
Florida Virtual School will host a two-day training session for individuals planning to create or manage a virtual or blended learning program.
One hundred and forty elementary and middle-school teachers will be able to receive professional development training in mathematics through 2013 thanks to a new project at the University of Arizona's colleges of Education and Science.
Educational software and service provider ASCD has begun to offer professional development resources for educators at no cost through iTunes U.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Each person who attends the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) arrives feeling the same buzz. For those who have a hunger to learn about technology and its effectiveness in education, it's like a natural high. People everywhere, all friendly faces, some you know from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, while so many more are new faces. All are open opportunities to engage in great conversations focused on one goal: to become better educators.
- By Jenna Linskens
ASCD and the Consortium for School Networking have launched a new PD Online course called From Vision to Action: The 21st Century Teaching and Learning Plan.
Teachers and administrators both cited technical issues and a culture of mistrust as factors hindering more effective use of school data systems, including learning management systems and student information systems.
The eMINTS National Center at the University of Missouri is partnering with CDW-G on a three-year research effort exploring technology training for K-12 teachers.