Professional Development


February TCEA Conference Drawing Thousands to Texas

Alongside an estimated thousand other presentations, two media stars and activists will headline next year's TCEA conference and exposition, taking place in Austin, TX from Feb. 5 through Feb. 9.

Hoonuit Buys Whitewater Learning, Intros Credit-Bearing PD

Under an agreement with the University of North Dakota, educators can use the courses Hoonuit and Whitewater have created to earn professional development credits.

Alliance to Launch Competency-Based Master's in Online Ed

The new program will consist of training modules and three to six graduate-level micro-credential programs that can be combined to earn a full master's degree in education with a focus on online and blended learning in elementary and secondary education.

Educator MOOC Adds Micro-Credentials on Personalized Learning

Each micro-credential starts with an overview of a construct or idea in personalized learning supported by research to help educators gain a deeper understanding of its importance in the learning process.

TeachPoint Adds Video Observation Tool to Educator Evaluation Platform

The new tool is integrated with the company's TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution and is designed to allow users to incorporate video observation into any part of their educator evaluation process, such as self-evaluation, peer coaching or formal observations.

Research: Preschool Teachers Are Uncomfortable with Science, Teach It Rarely

Preschool teachers in the United States are not as comfortable with science as they are literacy, according to researchers at Michigan State University.

NSTA, Northrop Grumman Launch Third Round of Teacher STEM Academy

Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.

San Francisco and Oakland Districts Expand Computer Science Ed with $12.2 Million Salesforce Funding

Both San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are continuing their existing partnerships with the SF-based cloud computing company, and will receive $7 million and $5.2 million respectively.

Learners Edge Debuts Cumulative Badges for Teacher PD

The badges are based on the Open Badge standards and will be issued to users as they are awarded grades to be displayed or otherwise shared.

Performance Matters Integrates SchoolPay Payments in PD Platform

The partnership will also allow districts to track and manage PD payments across the entire district and to simplify offering PD to neighboring districts.

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