Professional Development


iNACOL to Host Webinar on Assessment to Support Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar August 10 exploring how the Assessment for Learning Project is reevaluating the ways assessments can support deeper learning.

Performance Matters Unveils New PD, Student Assessment Platform

Performance Matters has launched the Performance Matters Platform, a new tool designed to bring together teacher professional development and student assessment.

Playground and Poster Sessions Push Teaching Forward

A couple of the ingredients that made ISTE 2016 unique were what the conference called “Poster” and “Playground.” Poster was an area of the Colorado Convention Center where teachers demonstrated technologies they’ve successfully used in the classroom. Playground featured hands-on workshops with educators and students exploring everything from mobile learning and games to virtual reality and the maker movement.

Flipped Learning Global Initiative Launches Worldwide Radio

Flipped Learning Worldwide Radio promises to deliver flipped classroom next practices on demand.

New York U Program to Give Teachers STEM Industry Experience

STEM teachers will receive a dose of work outside of the classroom as part of a New York University program intended to help them understand how to inject real-world projects into their lessons.

Software, Classroom Management Top Interests Among Teachers for Online Professional Learning

According to a new survey, educators typically take advantage of online professional learning (PL) opportunities because they are personally interested in finding out more about subjects; they're most interested in learning about software and digital resources and classroom management; and they're more likely to take advantage if they've been teaching for less than 20 years.

'Flipped' Pioneer Launches Global Initiative to Spread the Practice

When chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams first began recording videos of their lectures and having students watch them before they came into science class, little did they know they'd be starting a new instructional practice that has become known around the world as "flipping" the class. Now Bergmann has launched an international organization dedicated to the topic.

3D Printer Maker, PD Provider Partner on Training, Microbadging

The PD Learning Network, which provides online professional development to K-12 educators, is partnering with 3D printer maker Dremel to provide both training and certification of completion to teachers who want to become proficient in the technology.

Vernier Produces Free Collection of STEM-Focused Resources for Teachers

The Oregon-based software company released a number of free resources, including support tools like in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more.

34 Teachers Will Attend Smithsonian STEM Academies This Summer

The Dow-CH2M Smithsonian Teacher Scholar Program, designed to help teachers develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math education, will bring 34 teachers from five states to Washington, D.C., this summer to participate in professional development academies at the Smithsonian.

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