Professional Development


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.

Competency-Based STEM Teacher Ed Program Gains State Pre-Approval

A new initiative to test out competency-based learning for training middle and high school teachers in science and math has shown enough mastery to gain the "informal" approval of the state where it's located.

Idaho School District Issues Laptops to High School Students

An Idaho school district is handing out nearly 2,000 laptops this week to high school students as part of the first phase of a three-year personalized learning initiative.

Washington SD Partners With Discovery Education to Prepare Students for College and Careers

The new partnership between Highline Public Schools and Discovery Education is part of the district’s plan to improve digital literacy skills for students.

Teachers ‘Lead the Way’ in Project-Based STEM Education

About 10,000 teachers were busy at work this summer participating in Project Lead the Way’s Core Training program, which seeks to empower teachers to take a hands-on, project-based approach in STEM instruction.

Texas Instruments Commits $5.4 Million to ‘Power’ STEM

Educators and nonprofits in Texas, California and Maine will use TI’s Power of STEM Education grants to provide professional development opportunities and introduce STEM programs.

Defense Department Taps Partner for Overseas Teacher PD

The United States Department of Defense has chosen a partner for a possible five-year contract to provide professional development to teachers at its elementary schools on military installations in foreign countries.

California Launches Open Resources, Professional Development Network

The California Department of Education has launched Collaboration in Common, a professional learning and resource sharing network for California educators.

Carnegie Mellon Holds 12th Annual LearnLab Summer School

The Simon Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has concluded its 12th annual LearnLab Summer School, a week-long intensive course that teaches graduate students, working professionals and researchers about CMU-developed tools that merge education, data and technology.

Performance Matters Launches Classroom Observation Tool

Performance Matters has introduced Truenorthlogic Observation, an online system for conducting classroom observations, collecting evidence and sharing feedback.

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