The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Vernier Software & Technology will once again offer its annual Summer Institute workshops to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate data-collection technology into their curricula.
When it comes to technology-related professional development for teachers of students with special needs, a wide variety of options are available.
The University of Denver's Center for Professional Development will partner with the Denver-based Silicon STEM Academy to offer "STEM for Grown-Ups," a new curriculum of interactive courses involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that teachers and others can take for continuing education unit credit.
The Computer Science Teachers Association has launched the Cyber Teacher Certificate professional development program designed to train teachers in cybersecurity education.
Infosys Foundation USA has partnered with the National Science Foundation and DonorsChoose.org to launch the Computer Science [CS] for All Community Giving program, which will provide as many as 2,000 teachers with professional development in computer science education.
In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, a new website, TeachersPrice.com, is offering discounts to educators on everything from meals to clothing to electronics at more than 8,000 stores across the United States.
Truenorthlogic has launched a new mobile attendance app that’s designed to save K-12 teachers in professional development time and paperwork.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar, Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers, next month focused on designing individualized professional development for personalized learning.
The alternative teacher certificate program that has adopted the medical school model will start with 100 teachers in Dallas-Fort Worth in the fall.