Professional Development

Using Visual Storytelling to Teach Common Core ELA and Math

Stacie Isenberg, the technology integration coach at Blairsville-Saltsburg School District (PA), talks about helping teachers use the Shutterfly Photo Story app to teach to a variety of standards.

The Learning Accelerator Releases Online PD Modules for Blended Learning

The three new modules for teachers focus on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of blended learning and were designed to be relevant and accessible for all teachers.

Report: Teacher Development Efforts Not Improving Instruction

The 50 largest school districts in the United States spend an average of $18,000 per teacher, per year on professional development, but only 30 percent of teachers demonstrated a substantial improvement in instruction over a two- to three-year period, according to a new report from TNTP, a national nonprofit organization founded by teachers.

Discovery Education Offers Services to Bolster STEM Learning and Leadership

The three new offerings address professional development, coaching and STEM curriculum development.

8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship

This list of four tips and four tools will allow every educator to create lessons and units that can help make all of your students better digital citizens.

Project Connect Develops Toolkit for Future-Ready Librarians

The toolkit will include a framework for revamping relevant job descriptions, roles and evaluation rubrics for school librarians. Project Connect will also create videos, webinars, whitepapers and possibly micro credentials that librarians and others can earn.

Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Comfortable Connecting Data to Instruction

According to Lexia Learning's survey of more than 200 educators at the recent ISTE conference, only 35 percent of teachers have a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction.

McREL Opens Online PD Library

The Solutions Portal includes training materials, presentations, videos, activity guides and planning guides on subjects such as instructional strategies, leadership development, educational technology, formative assessment and math and science education.

5 Tech Tools to Help Prepare for Common Core Assessments

With the first round of computer-based Common Core assessments complete, here are a handful of tech tools that will help teachers and students prepare for the next round.

3 Unexpected IT Issues in 1-to-1 Districts

Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.