Professional Development

ALAS Creates Leadership Academy for Women Superintendents

Applications are now open for a new leadership academy being offered through the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

Free Resources Aimed at Improving Data Literacy

SAS has launched a course designed to teach K–12 educators new strategies for understanding and communicating data to students. SAS also created a set of separate resources for K–12 educators “aimed at helping digital native students also become data natives as well.”

Khan Academy, Adobe Partner to Provide Free Learning Resources

Adobe and Khan Academy have teamed up for the development of “new, free online learning resources that foster creative and critical thinking skills, helping all students reach their potential and ultimately, be better prepared for college and career pathways.” As part of the effort, Khan has named Adobe its creative partner. Adobe will contribute $1 million toward the development of content.

Academic Aptitude and Diversity in Teacher Training Programs Not Conflicting Aims

A new study has found no basis to the idea that drawing top students into teacher education programs will damage program diversity.

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.