Professional Development


Discovery Education to Present Two Free PD Events in SF and Seattle

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development (PD) for K–12 classrooms, invites superintendents and educators nationwide to participate in Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience. These two, free, one day interactive PD events will take place Feb. 24 in San Francisco and March 10 in Seattle, WA.

PD Learning Network and CA Assoc. of Latino Superintendents Launch New ESSA Online PD Course

The PD Learning Network (PDLN) and California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) have launched a new online professional development (PD) course for educators under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Future K–12 Educators Learn to Teach Through Virtual, Mixed Reality Simulations

Soon-to-be K–12 teachers at East Carolina University’s College of Education are using a virtual reality program that simulates a typical classroom, offering them the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies in an immersive environment.

A Framework for Technology Adoption: Making Your Pedagogy Deeply Digital

This week’s blog post distills our 30-plus years of working in K–12 classrooms trying, trying, trying to integrate computing devices into those K–12 classrooms. The result: five guidelines. Educators, what’s your take on these five guidelines? Researchers: "Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other."

Winners Selected to Receive $2.4 Million to Improve Early Childhood STEM Ed

100Kin10, a national network that aims to train and retain 100,000 K–12 STEM teachers by 2021, Wednesday announced 10 recipients to receive more than $2.4 million in total funding for their “moonshot” ideas to improve early childhood STEM education.

Texas District Sets Up PD, Micro-credential Program Through BloomBoard

Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, TX has gone public with its use of a more personalized professional development program for its 2,400 educators.

Follett-Dremel Partnership Brings 3D Printers With PD to K–12 Schools

Follett, a provider of education technology, print and digital services, has become a premiere distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K–12 school market, Follett announced Tuesday.

Chemistry, Physics Digital Textbooks Receive Approval in South Carolina

The South Carolina State Board of Education yesterday announced the approval of digital textbooks from Discovery Education for statewide use as a core instructional resources in chemistry and physics classes.

Free Online Course Outlines How to Avoid Bad Tech Choices for Flipped Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.

Report: Districts Need to Keep Pace with Human Capital Innovation

Most K–12 school districts have hyperlocal and untargeted recruitment strategies, despite the increasing importance of attracting and retaining talented teachers, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.

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