Professional Development


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.

Feds Launch Inaugural Teacher and School Leader Grant Competition

The United States Department of Education has announced the launch of the Teacher and School Leader program, a new grant competition to train teachers that serve low-income and minority children.

Report: Instructional Software Can Help Teachers Move Toward Personalized Instruction

A new research report from the Massachusetts School Support Network Edtech Testbed (MassNET) suggests that technology pilots may help students progress more when the implementation is greater and may help teachers move toward personalized learning when they have access to job-embedded professional development.

Texas Representative Introduces CS Curriculum Initiative

Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) yesterday announced an initiative to train middle school math teachers on how to implement coding concepts into their math classes, in an effort to build a strong pipeline of qualified STEM workers for future generations.

White House Boosts CSforAll Commitments for Computer Science Education Week

The White House unveiled hundreds of new commitments that support the implementation of computer science and computational thinking in K–12 education and build on President Obama’s Computer Science for All (CSforAll) initiative.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Grading in Competency Ed

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring assessment and grading in competency-based education.

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