NEA Academy Partners with EI for Online Professional Development Courses


The National Education Association (NEA) Academy has agreed to partner with Educational Impact to provide online professional development courses to its members. With the new program, the NEA seeks to strengthen educators' skills in the areas of language and ESL education, inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds, instructional and curriculum design, and assessment, among others.

The goal of the NEA Academy and its online program is to provide affordable tools for its members to improve and enhance both their teaching skills and student development, explains Mark Stevens, vice president of professional & Web solutions for NEA Member Benefits.

NEA Academy Associate Director Tom Blanford noted that a review board assesses each online course to ensure it meets NEA standards for ongoing professional development.

The academy also report that it hopes the collaboration with Warminster, PA-based Educational Impact will give NEA members the opportunity to strengthen classroom and instructional practices.

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