Professional Development

Open STEM Platform Expands Curriculum, Technology and Professional Development Content

Ardusat launched a new platform, the Experiment Hub, that provides tools to help teachers guide their students through hands-on experiments.

Teachstone, Sesame Workshop Partner on Personalized PD Series

Teachstone and Sesame Workshop have partnered to launch a new professional development series on myTeachstone, a service that combines classroom observation and personalized professional development.

Teachers All Across America 'Reinventing the Wheel, Nightly'

Educational technologists: listen to the teachers; they are asking you to help them to be more effective in creating and using digital curricula. In this blog post, then, we define the five functions that a blended learning platform must support — and challenge the ed tech community to build such a platform!

Mississippi District Shifts to Competency-Based Professional Development

The Columbus Municipal School District will move to a personalized, competency-based program for professional development.

Silverback Learning Solutions Launches Professional Development Platform

The company launched Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based personalized, professional learning platform for teachers and administrators.

Wyoming and New Hampshire Teachers ‘Ramp’ Up STEM Expertise

Teachers completed a 10-day intensive summer program, led by the University of Wyoming, that taught project-based STEM.

Competency-Based STEM Teacher Ed Program Gains State Pre-Approval

A new initiative to test out competency-based learning for training middle and high school teachers in science and math has shown enough mastery to gain the "informal" approval of the state where it's located.

Idaho School District Issues Laptops to High School Students

An Idaho school district is handing out nearly 2,000 laptops this week to high school students as part of the first phase of a three-year personalized learning initiative.

Washington SD Partners With Discovery Education to Prepare Students for College and Careers

The new partnership between Highline Public Schools and Discovery Education is part of the district’s plan to improve digital literacy skills for students.

Teachers ‘Lead the Way’ in Project-Based STEM Education

About 10,000 teachers were busy at work this summer participating in Project Lead the Way’s Core Training program, which seeks to empower teachers to take a hands-on, project-based approach in STEM instruction.

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