Professional Development


ISTE Seeks Public Comment on First Draft of Refreshed Standards for Teachers

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is seeking public comment on the first draft of its refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers. More than 600 individuals from around the world have provided insight into the contents of this initial draft and, by the time the second draft is released in early 2017, ISTE anticipates that thousands more will have participated in the process.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Project-Based Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring how project-based learning can be used to improve learning for students.

Grad Students Teach Digital Etiquette to Michigan Middle Schoolers

Education students at the University of Michigan have been going into a local school and teaching the middle schoolers there how to mitigate risk and be respectful online.

U Texas at Austin Taps Partner to Design Online Training for Secondary Counselors

The University of Texas at Austin has selected a private partner to design and deliver a competency-based online training course for secondary school counselors and advisors.

California Educators’ Online Community Awarded $2.25M to Advanced Personalized Learning Platform

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation has received a $2.25 million award from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, in an effort to support enhancements to CDEF’s professional learning platform and support the state’s #GoOpen campaign.

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."

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