The Pennsylvania Department of Education has launched its Superintendent's Academy, a new professional development program designed for district leaders from around the state.
Pearson has partnered with Teaching Channel to create an online professional development community for teachers who use Pearson's myPerspectives English language arts curriculum.
The National Institute for STEM Education has partnered with Chalk & Wire in an effort to improve assessment of STEM teachers as they seek certification.
The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Vernier Software & Technology will once again offer its annual Summer Institute workshops to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate data-collection technology into their curricula.
When it comes to technology-related professional development for teachers of students with special needs, a wide variety of options are available.
The University of Denver's Center for Professional Development will partner with the Denver-based Silicon STEM Academy to offer "STEM for Grown-Ups," a new curriculum of interactive courses involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that teachers and others can take for continuing education unit credit.
The Computer Science Teachers Association has launched the Cyber Teacher Certificate professional development program designed to train teachers in cybersecurity education.
Infosys Foundation USA has partnered with the National Science Foundation and DonorsChoose.org to launch the Computer Science [CS] for All Community Giving program, which will provide as many as 2,000 teachers with professional development in computer science education.
In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, a new website, TeachersPrice.com, is offering discounts to educators on everything from meals to clothing to electronics at more than 8,000 stores across the United States.