Professional Development

Newest Version of MOOC on Blended Learning Opens in February

The University of Central Florida and Educause will partner in the fourth version of a massive open online course on blended learning.

Stanford Runs MOOC for Science Teachers on Helping Students Read

Next week a new massive open online course will begin for K-12 science teachers who want to learn how to help their students read and understand scientific texts.

ED Opens Competition for ELL Professional Development Grants

The United States Department of Education is tackling professional development of teachers and others working with English language learners.

Cornell Tech Partners with K-8 School To Rev Teacher Computer Science Skills

A public elementary and middle school has teamed up with a college in its area to deliver professional development to help teachers add computer science activities into their curriculum.

Canvas Teams with GoSignMeUp To Streamline PD

LMS maker Instructure and registration software maker GoSignMeUp will integrate systems to give one-stop service for professional development.

Blended Learning, Professional Development Make Gains in ESEA Overhaul

In a shift away from policies enacted with NCLB, Congress' latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act puts some distance between the federal government and local schools. It also creates $1.65 billion in "enrichment" grants for tech-related education programs, including blended learning, STEM education and teacher professional development.

Northwest Evaluation Association Launches Assessment Task Force

The Northwest Evaluation Association has launched a new national initiative designed to help fill gaps in teacher preparation related to effective use of assessments.

Colorado State U To Debut Online Teacher Licensures in Math, Science

Colorado State University-Global Campus will launch new online teacher licensure programs in science and math this spring.

Boston Museum To Spend $200,000 To Help Teachers With Engineering Curriculum

The program at the Museum of Science, Boston will provide engineering curriculum and professional development to first- through fifth-grade teachers.

New Partnership Will Provide Micro-Credentials to Teachers

BloomBoard will provide the technology platform for the micro-credentials that Digital Promise will identify and curate.

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