Professional Development


Report: Instructional Software Can Help Teachers Move Toward Personalized Instruction

A new research report from the Massachusetts School Support Network Edtech Testbed (MassNET) suggests that technology pilots may help students progress more when the implementation is greater and may help teachers move toward personalized learning when they have access to job-embedded professional development.

Texas Representative Introduces CS Curriculum Initiative

Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) yesterday announced an initiative to train middle school math teachers on how to implement coding concepts into their math classes, in an effort to build a strong pipeline of qualified STEM workers for future generations.

White House Boosts CSforAll Commitments for Computer Science Education Week

The White House unveiled hundreds of new commitments that support the implementation of computer science and computational thinking in K–12 education and build on President Obama’s Computer Science for All (CSforAll) initiative.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Grading in Competency Ed

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring assessment and grading in competency-based education.

Edupoint Launches Online Peer-to-Peer Community for Educators

Edupoint Educational Systems has launched Synergy Community, a new online meeting place designed to offer educators peer-to-peer support.

Western Governors U Washington Partners with Ed Services District on Professional Development

Western Governors University Washington is partnering with Capital Region Educational Service District 113 in an effort to improve access to continuing education to the district's employees.

ISTE Seeks Public Comment on First Draft of Refreshed Standards for Teachers

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is seeking public comment on the first draft of its refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers. More than 600 individuals from around the world have provided insight into the contents of this initial draft and, by the time the second draft is released in early 2017, ISTE anticipates that thousands more will have participated in the process.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Project-Based Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring how project-based learning can be used to improve learning for students.

Grad Students Teach Digital Etiquette to Michigan Middle Schoolers

Education students at the University of Michigan have been going into a local school and teaching the middle schoolers there how to mitigate risk and be respectful online.

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