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Professional Development


NASSP to Feds: Abandon Punitive Policies Under ESEA

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling on policymakers at all levels to ease the transition to college and career standards. Among the group's proposals is a lifting of punitive measures currently in effect under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and providing "significant financial resources for states to implement college and career ready standards and the related assessments with fidelity."

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

25 New Common Core PD Courses Tackle Instructional Shifts

Professional development course provider Knowledge Delivery Systems is adding 25 new Common Core courses to its catalog, addressing topics like curricular shifts in math and ELA and leadership.

Leadership for the Mobile Classroom

JD Ferries-Rowe is the Chief Information Officer and debate coach at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. Here, he recounts how embracing BYOT has changed everything from how the school approaches PD to what classrooms look like.

Arizona Department of Ed Shifts Professional Development to Blackboard

Arizona's Department of Education is expanding the use of Blackboard products in the state, this time to help its educators pursue their professional development.

Study: Using Discovery Education's Science Techbook Improves Student Achievement

Conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, the study reviewed science results on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards for fourth-grade students in York County, SC.

Flipped Learning Network Adds Online Program to Annual Conference

The Flipped Learning Network is launching an interactive online program to accompany the seventh iteration of its annual conference, FlipCon14.

PD 'Toolkit' Adds Social Emotional Learning Resources

Goalbook’s web-based professional development platform, Toolkit, now includes new resources to help teachers tackle issues related to social emotional learning in the classroom.

PresenceLearning Offers Free Webinar on Implementing CCSS for Students With Communication Disorders

“CCSS & Severe Cognitive Disabilities” will take place Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

U Southern California Ed School Intros Online Teacher Training

The University of Southern California's Rossier School Education has developed a set of online and blended training courses to help teachers develop their skills in working with diverse learners.

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