Professional Development


Austin Peay State University College of Education Builds VR Training Studio for Pre-Service Teachers

Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, has opened a new EdTech Studio within its Eriksson College of Education. The space will offer technological training for pre-service teachers through the use of virtual reality.

Edthena Offers Teachers Pilot Access to AI Accelerator Program

Professional education development company Edthena has launched an AI Accelerator program, including the "AI Coach by Edthena" platform to assist K–12 teachers with professional development.

K12Leaders Introduces Free Data Advocacy Resources for K–12 Educators

K–12 professional network organization K12Leaders (K12L) has made available The Learning Accelerator's (TLA) "Guide for Data Advocacy" as a featured free learning community on its online platform, available to all K–12 educators.

SXSW EDU 2024 Highlights for K-12 Education Leaders

This March 4-7, SXSW EDU returns to Austin for a wide range of learning and mentorship experiences, performances, film screenings, future-focused competitions, and more.

10 AI Skillsets for the Digital Native Educator

These skills collectively empower educators to navigate and leverage the evolving landscape of generative AI to enhance teaching and learning in meaningful ways. Integrating AI into education requires a combination of these skillsets along with a forward-thinking and intellectually curious mindset.

Project Tomorrow, edWeb to Host Congressional Briefing on 20 Years of Research on Oct. 26

Project Tomorrow will mark the 20th year of its Speak Up Research Initiative and present its cumulative findings “From CDs to AI” during the nonprofit’s annual Congressional Briefing at noon ET on Thursday, Oct. 26, and K–12 administrators, educators, and policymakers may attend virtually at no cost.

NWEA Study: New Intervention Designed to be Easy for All Teachers Helps Secondary Students Struggling the Most

A yearlong study examining the impact of a reading fluency intervention for middle-schoolers shows a “statistically significant” improvement in test scores of the students scoring the lowest at the beginning of the year, according to a report released today by K–12 assessment and research organization NWEA.

Educators Invited to Discovery Education's 12th annual Fall VirtCon on Oct. 21

Discovery Education will hold its 12th annual Fall VirtCon free professional learning conference on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, where it invites educators “to learn new, classroom-tested techniques and strategies for igniting each student’s innate curiosity,” the company said.

Free 'AI 101 for Teachers' Training Series Launched by Code.org, ETS, ISTE, and Khan Academy

The series focuses on explaining what AI is, how it works, how to use it responsibly, and how it can be used in teaching, especially in freeing up teachers' time from routine administrative tasks. It opens with an introductory fireside chat between Khan Academy founder Sal Khan and Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi.

NMSI Launches the GM New Teacher Academy to Train Over 1,300 STEM Teachers of Color

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has announced the GM New Teachers Academy, an initiative to train over 1,300 Black, Latinx, and Indigenous first-year STEM teachers of grades 3 through 12.

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