Professional Development


Epson Launches PD Courses for Educators Using BrightLink Interactive Displays

Epson this week unveiled new professional development courses for educators called BrightLink Academy to help teachers create more engaging learning experiences for students with the company’s BrightLink interactive displays.

Filmmaker Brett Culp Encourages Educators to See Their Actions as Heroic and Stay Focused on the Mission

Documentary filmmaker Brett Culp describes how his journey making documentaries that tell the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things to make a difference in the lives of others, changed his definition of what a hero and what a leader is — and teachers are both.

Five Steps to Revolutionize Learning Using Student Goal Setting in the Workshop Classroom

What teachers most need is not another app, it’s student goal setting—the process of working with students to set a short-term learning goal, track progress toward that goal, and celebrate success. Senior education researcher and author Chase Nordengren lays out the five steps to start revolutionizing student learning with student goal setting in a workshop-style classroom.

NEA Survey Shows Big Jump in Educators Planning to Leave Teaching Sooner Than Planned

The National Education Association released its latest survey conducted in January 2022 showing 90% of educators responded that burnout is a “serious problem” for them, and more than half, 55%, of the 3,621 educators surveyed said the pandemic has made them “more likely to retire or leave education earlier than planned” — a significant increase from the 37% with the same response to the same question in an August 2021 NEA survey.

New AI Coach by Edthena Makes Personalized Coaching Accessible to All Teachers

Educator professional development provider Edthena today launched an artificial intelligence-based platform called AI Coach capable of helping teachers review and analyze videos of their classroom methods and self-identify strengths and weaknesses, followed by guidance for recommended improvements.

Middle School Science Teachers Invited to Apply to STEM Scholar Program by February 1

The application deadline is Feb. 1 for the National STEM Scholar Program, which provides advanced STEM training, grant funds, and “big idea” project support for middle school science teachers who are selected to participate.

How Video Enhanced Coaching Sets Educators Up to Reflect and Grow

Teachers make an estimated 1,500 decisions per day — just part of an already intensive workday. Without additional support, this leaves little time for self-reflection and professional growth to occur.

Education Professionals Now Overwhelmingly Seek Changes in Their Careers

The pandemic has left the global workforce in a state of flux, with the vast majority of employees — including those in the education sector — looking for changes in their careers and in the workplace.

December Deadlines Looming for 15 NSTA Teacher, Student Awards

Deadlines are nearing for 15 awards and grants from the National Science Teacher Association for K–12 teachers and students in the sciences. There are 14 teacher awards open for applications/nominations and one award open to female students in grades 5–8. The deadlines for most are Dec. 15, 2021, with the remaining deadlines being December 17.

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