Professional Development


Pennsylvania to Award $20 Million in STEM Grants

The state is investing in training students for careers in science, technology, engineering, math and computer science.

How Principal Professional Development Impacts School Outcomes

A select group of principals received nearly 200 hours of professional development training over a two-year period through a program at the University of Washington, but a study conducted by ED’s Institute of Education Sciences found the program did not affect student achievement.

PBLWorks Intros Training Program for Principals

The project-based learning company’s new offering will train principals and their school leadership teams on how to implement project-based learning projects.

New Jersey CS Initiative to Award $2M in Grants

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced his Computer Science for All State Plan to help schools statewide create “advanced, high-quality” computer science programs.

VEX Robotics Intros Educator Certifications

VEX Robotics is launching a professional development program to train teachers on how to use the company’s robotics products.

Concerns Over Homework Gap Hinder Technology Adoption

More educators want to be trained on how to incorporate technology into their daily teaching practices, but a new report from Project Tomorrow shows that they are concerned how their students will be able to access those tools outside the classroom

ROI on Professional Development Can Pay Off for Decades

Professional development for improving teacher effectiveness has residual benefits that last for decades. A project that took place from 2013 to 2017 to provide "high-intensity mentor support" for new teachers in a large urban district appeared to have three major outcomes.

Amazon CS Initiative Reaches 2,000 High Schools

The Amazon Future Engineering Program is providing Title I schools with resources to teach high students Intro and AP computer science courses.

Grant Program to Fund Professional Development Projects

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced a $1.2 million grant to automatically fund nearly 700 professional development projects posted by teachers on DonorsChoose.

Survey: More Teacher Training Needed for Ed Tech Tools

While the majority of teachers think technology is a priority to boost student engagement, a recent survey finds that teachers lack training or learning materials needed to implement technology solutions effectively in their classrooms.

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