Professional Development


School Climate Sways Teacher Effectiveness and Turnover

A research team from Brown University and Harvard examined the impact on teacher turnover and student achievement of changes in school climate.

Free Stanford Platform Delivers Performance Assessment Help

As states have taken over the job of developing their own K-12 assessment systems, many stakeholders have learned how difficult it is to create high quality assessment tools that can measure the complex thinking and authentic learning aspects of 21st century education.

New National Council on Digital Convergence Forms, Releases 'State of the Industry' Report

A new National Council on Digital Convergence has formed, and it includes a cross-section of K–12 administrators from urban, suburban and rural school districts from across the Midwest and East Coast. The 10-member council, sponsored by the Denver-based ed tech company Modern Teacher, is also planning to release a “State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence” in the very near future.

LearnZillion 'Dream Team' Teachers Create Lessons with Reach

An education technology company that delivers free standards-based instructional lessons and videos to teachers that have been created by other teachers has identified its sixth "dream team."

Tennessee Department of Ed Pilots Micro-Credential PD

The Department of Education in Tennessee has kicked off a pilot this fall to introduce its teachers to competency-based professional learning through micro-credentials.

Report: High-Functioning Professional Learning Communities Support Student Achievement

Participation in high functioning professional learning communities improves teacher morale, and higher levels of teacher morale are "significantly correlated with practices that drive student achievement," according to a new report from a Learning Sciences International research team.

Torsh Talent PD Platform Adds New Coaching Component

Torsh is adding new features to its Torsh Talent online professional development platform that is intended to enhance the coaching phase of PD and add an in-person component to what has primarily been a video observation tool.

New York Selects Provider for CTLE Certification

The New York State Education Department selected Teq to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE), with 15 NY schools set to roll out the programs.

Competency-Based Professional Learning Gets Test Drive

Two years after Teaching Matters shifted its focus to competency-based professional learning, this non-profit that works on initiatives to increase teacher effectiveness, especially in urban public schools, has issued a 17-page report that profiles use cases from its work in three teacher leadership training programs and four lessons it has learned from those experiences.

New Program Delivers First Certified Flipped Educators

Less than a month after the Flipped Learning Global Initiative announced a new certification track, the organization has its first group of 16 credential holders.

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