Professional Development

Flipped Learning Network Adds Online Program to Annual Conference

The Flipped Learning Network is launching an interactive online program to accompany the seventh iteration of its annual conference, FlipCon14.

PD 'Toolkit' Adds Social Emotional Learning Resources

Goalbook’s web-based professional development platform, Toolkit, now includes new resources to help teachers tackle issues related to social emotional learning in the classroom.

PresenceLearning Offers Free Webinar on Implementing CCSS for Students With Communication Disorders

“CCSS & Severe Cognitive Disabilities” will take place Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

U Southern California Ed School Intros Online Teacher Training

The University of Southern California's Rossier School Education has developed a set of online and blended training courses to help teachers develop their skills in working with diverse learners.

Study: Most Students Unaware of New State Accountability Tests

Despite all the attention on assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, 80 percent of students say they have not heard of new state accountability tests, according to a report released this week.

Learning Forward Launches Free Online Principal PD Resources

Learning Forward has launched a collection of free online professional development resources for principals and aspiring K-12 school leaders.

Online Networks Can Help Preservice Teachers, Report Finds

Pathways to Participation for Preservice Teachers reviews research, past experience, and examples of current practice using online networks to connect preservice teachers with in-service educators.

Louisiana District Implements Teacher Evaluations Based on Framework for Teaching

Calcasieu Parish School System in Lake Charles, LA plans to implement a teacher evaluation and professional development support program based on Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching at 21 high-need schools.

New PLC Focuses on Creating Better Lessons With Technology

edWeb is partnering with ClassFlow, a cloud-based lesson planning platform, on a new professional learning community (PLC) to help educators use technology to change their teaching and learning.

New Discovery Education PD Program Aimed at Creating Teacher Leaders

Discovery Education has launched a new professional development service designed to help foster and create teacher leaders capable of serving their district throughout a digital transition.