Professional Development


LEGO Ed Launches Free PD for Teachers

LEGO Education, the education arm of the toy company, has launched free professional development, to help teachers learn how to embed play and hands-on learning into their STEAM lessons.

Digital Promise, Verizon Open Up Free Remote Teacher Training Pathways

Digital Promise and Verizon have teamed up to offer free training pathways for individual teachers, which can earn educators microcredentials. There are three pathways currently being promoted, with more to be offered in the next year.

Gale to Add On-Demand PD Support for Gale in Context

Gale, a company that produces research and learning resources for schools and libraries, has begun showing customers a new professional learning hub for teachers.

New CA Center Opens for Equity in Teacher Training

A new California State University project wants to eliminate achievement gaps in K-12 education through teacher training on how to reach underrepresented groups.

Instructure Launches Canvas Certified Educator Program

Instructure is getting into the certified educator business. This week, during its virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program.

Report: Low-Cost, Microcredential-Based PD Can Improve Expertise in Student-Centered Learning

COVID-19 is making new kinds of demands on educators to become proficient at meeting the needs of individual students, whether they're in the classroom or learning from home.

Digital Promise Issues Instructional Coaching Playbook

Digital Promise has developed a guide to help schools and districts develop their teacher coaching programs. The "Instructional Coaching Playbook" covers why coaches are needed and how to develop or improve a successful coaching program.

Google Launches Free Curriculum for Certified Ed Tech Coach Credential

Google has kicked off a new Google for Education Certified Coach Program, for instructional coaches, and specifically the individuals who work with educators to help them integrate technology appropriately into their instruction.

Dallas ISD Gets Elementary CS Education via Amazon

Dallas Independent School District will be delivering computer science professional development to teachers in all of its elementary schools, thanks to an arrangement with Amazon.

U Phoenix and Blackboard Host Virtual Teaching Academy

The Virtual Teaching Academy, an initiative by the University of Phoenix and Blackboard, is intended to help educators develop a blueprint for teaching in the next school year.

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