Professional Development


LinkedIn Learning Pulls Lynda.com Videos into Professional Network Site

LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in spring 2015. LinkedIn itself will soon become part of Microsoft. That acquisition is expected to be finalized by the end of this year.

Flipped Initiative Launches First Certification Track

A new organization dedicated to improving the practices of the flipped classroom has introduced a certification program intended to give teachers and administrators a foundational understanding.

Report Builds Case for Failure in Teacher PD

Districts tend to spend an average of $18,000 per teacher each year on professional development, and up to 10 percent of the school year — as many as 19 school days per year. According to a new report from MDR EdNET Insight, which performs and reports on education research, that adds up to an $18 billion PD market.

Observation Platform Adds New Graphing Tool for PD Trendspotting

Edthena has added a new feature to its classroom video observation platform that is designed to enhance the feedback loop it provides for teachers' professional development.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Instuctional Tools for Personalized learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will offer a free webinar focused on instructional tools for personalized learning next month.

Performance Matters Taps DeeperDive to Expand Teacher PD Content

Performance Matters has partnered with DeeperDive Learning to add new content to its Truenorthlogic PD program.

East Central U Adopts Makerspace for Teacher Training

East Central University in Oklahoma has implemented a makerspace lab in its Department of Education to teach practicing and preservice educators how to set up and facilitate a makerspace in the classroom.

Website Aims to Improve STEM Teacher Leadership

The Department of Education launched the Building STEM Teacher Leadership website, in an effort to provide practical information and planning guidance to enhance STEM programs.

Vernier Offers Free Data Collection Technology Workshops

Vernier Software & Technology will reprise its free, hands-on workshops for classroom teachers this fall to help them incorporate the company's data-collection technology into their teaching.

Open STEM Platform Expands Curriculum, Technology and Professional Development Content

Ardusat launched a new platform, the Experiment Hub, that provides tools to help teachers guide their students through hands-on experiments.

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