Professional Development

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.

Connected Teaching, Learning and Leadership

Joe Mazza, the director of connected teaching, learning and leadership at North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA, talks about how he uses social media to stay connected to his fellow educators as well as students and parents.

Eduplanet21 Launches Professional Learning Networks for Teachers

Eduplanet21 is launching a new feature for educators, personal learning networks, designed to help them improve their teaching and learning environments.

New Study Suggests Comprehensive PD Program Positively Impacts Mobile Classrooms

New research by ISTE and the Verizon Foundation suggests that for schools with mobile device initiatives an organized, comprehensive teacher training program can improve standardized test scores, at least somewhat, and lead to more one-on-one learning in the classroom.

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