Professional Development


Project to Examine Viability of 'Lead Teacher' Credential for Early Childhood Educators

Should lead teachers in early childhood education have their own credential? A new feasibility study is underway to research the practicality of that idea.

Science of Reading (Finally) Becoming Mainstream in Teacher Prep Programs

For the first time, a majority of elementary teacher education programs have adopted the tenets of reading science in their curriculum.

Teachers Like Coaching for PD, but Impact Could be Greater

In a national online survey of 1,246 coaches, administrators and teachers, nearly nine in 10 said they found value in coaching as a form of professional development. More than half (52 percent) said it was "highly" or "very" valuable to them. And exactly half reported that coaching had a positive impact on their practice to a "large" or "great" extent.

Digital Promise Expands Microcredential Catalog

Digital Promise has just placed its seal of approval on eight microcredentials developed by other organizations, adding to the catalog of 450-plus microcredentials it already supports.

New Online Certificate Program to Teach Educators How to Use Tech in the Classroom

Beginning this fall, people in education can pursue a certificate in how to use technology in the classroom. The new online "Advanced Education Technology Certificate Program" is being launched by the University of Michigan School of Education, which worked with the university's Center for Academic Innovation to develop the learning experience.

How Principal Professional Development Impacts School Outcomes

A select group of principals received nearly 200 hours of professional development training over a two-year period through a program at the University of Washington, but a study conducted by ED’s Institute of Education Sciences found the program did not affect student achievement.

PBLWorks Intros Training Program for Principals

The project-based learning company’s new offering will train principals and their school leadership teams on how to implement project-based learning projects.

New Jersey CS Initiative to Award $2M in Grants

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced his Computer Science for All State Plan to help schools statewide create “advanced, high-quality” computer science programs.

VEX Robotics Intros Educator Certifications

VEX Robotics is launching a professional development program to train teachers on how to use the company’s robotics products.

Concerns Over Homework Gap Hinder Technology Adoption

More educators want to be trained on how to incorporate technology into their daily teaching practices, but a new report from Project Tomorrow shows that they are concerned how their students will be able to access those tools outside the classroom

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