Professional Development


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.

Professional Development and Virtual Schools: Swapping Ideas and Practices

Michele Eaton, director of virtual and blended learning for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher professional development has evolved over five years at her virtual school.

Teachstone, Sesame Workshop Partner on Personalized PD Series

Teachstone and Sesame Workshop have partnered to launch a new professional development series on myTeachstone, a service that combines classroom observation and personalized professional development.

Teachers All Across America 'Reinventing the Wheel, Nightly'

Educational technologists: listen to the teachers; they are asking you to help them to be more effective in creating and using digital curricula. In this blog post, then, we define the five functions that a blended learning platform must support — and challenge the ed tech community to build such a platform!

Mississippi District Shifts to Competency-Based Professional Development

The Columbus Municipal School District will move to a personalized, competency-based program for professional development.

Silverback Learning Solutions Launches Professional Development Platform

The company launched Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based personalized, professional learning platform for teachers and administrators.

Wyoming and New Hampshire Teachers ‘Ramp’ Up STEM Expertise

Teachers completed a 10-day intensive summer program, led by the University of Wyoming, that taught project-based STEM.

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