Professional Development


San Francisco and Oakland Districts Expand Computer Science Ed with $12.2 Million Salesforce Funding

Both San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are continuing their existing partnerships with the SF-based cloud computing company, and will receive $7 million and $5.2 million respectively.

Learners Edge Debuts Cumulative Badges for Teacher PD

The badges are based on the Open Badge standards and will be issued to users as they are awarded grades to be displayed or otherwise shared.

Performance Matters Integrates SchoolPay Payments in PD Platform

The partnership will also allow districts to track and manage PD payments across the entire district and to simplify offering PD to neighboring districts.

DQC Urges States to Use Data to Improve Teacher Prep

While states have all kinds of requirements laying out how teachers should be prepared for the classroom, they don’t often give back information on how those teachers do in the classroom that could lead to improvements in their educator preparation programs.

Middle School Science Teachers Kick Off 2017 National STEM Scholar Program

Ten middle school science teachers were recently selected for a professional development and networking program led by researchers and education leaders in Kentucky that aims to reach and inspire future scientists.

Teachers Favor Data-Diven PD But Want More Buy In

To jump start a discussion on teacher PD, the NEA (National Education Association) and professional learning companies Corwin and Learning Forward conducted a survey of more than 6,300 teachers nationwide.

Digital Badging Feature for Districts Added to Performance Matters Teacher PD

A new badging feature has been added to Performance Matters’ Professional Development Management solution, enabling school districts to define, create, manage and issue badges for teacher PD.

Colorado Releases Roadmap to Boost Blended Learning

A Colorado state-funded program recently released a guide to help district leaders, educators, policymakers and other stakeholder implement blended learning in K–12 schools.

Professional Learning Communities Expand Across Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Education has teamed up with a professional development provider Solution Tree to expand professional learning communities within schools.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

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