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.
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.
The program will equip teachers from Pittsburgh school districts and charter schools with resources for their students to explore biotechnology concepts and engage with research-grade lab equipment.
Kognito's "At-Risk for Early-Childhood Educators" is a professional development training tool that uses interactive, online role-play conversations with fully animated students and caregivers. The goal is to help those adults build their knowledge and skills in child mental health and behavior management.
Digital Promise has added 16 new microcredentials to its portfolio, with the help of four different partners.
Along with increased focus on supporting the needs of a diverse student body, the report also suggested that educator preparation programs emphasize field experience and "high-quality mentorship experiences" that tie to the coursework.
The teaching community of the future will be equity-oriented, focused on continual improvement and committed to lifelong learning — but only if state policymakers set the right priorities.
Iowa's Buena Vista University is launching a new track within one of its online master's degrees that uses Discovery Education's streaming service and teacher professional learning community.
New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.
Soundtrap and Listenwise are collaborating to make it easier for teachers to help students create podcasts.
In the wake of recent world events a flood of federal funding has unleashed the power of digital learning. IT leaders now have a pressing obligation to ensure the security of both student data and school systems.