Professional Development

iNACOL To Host Free Blended Learning Webinar

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning is offering a free webinar about implementing blended learning.

Report: Teacher-Controlled Video Observations Improve Teacher Assessment Process

Teachers who participated in a year-long study comparing video-recorded and in-person classroom observations found the video observation process fairer and more useful overall than in-person observations, according to a new report from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.

Tennessee ED To Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations

A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.

4 Fantastic and Free Professional Learning Networks for Teachers

Across the world, educators are turning to personal learning networks to get inspiration and trade best practices. Here are four that offer great resources for teachers at no cost.

THE Journal 2015 Readers' Choice Awards

THE Journal's readers have chosen their favorite and most revered software and hardware — tools that help them, as teachers, administrators and tech leaders, fulfill the mission of education.

Alaska District Expands Teacher Evaluator Use After Pilot Program

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is now using Rediker Software’s Teacher Evaluator app in 22 of its schools.

U Phoenix To Offer Online Doctoral Program for Ohio Educators

The University of Phoenix will now offer a special doctorate in education specifically for teachers in Ohio.

Teq Adds On-Demand Instructional Support to PD Platform

Teq has updated its online professional development platform with "Instructional Support Now," a new feature that allows teachers to connect with the company's PD team instantly via video chat, along with other upgrades.

NSTA Unveils 'Enhanced' E-Books for Science Teachers

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a suite of electronic books, NSTA eBooks+, designed for science teachers.

How to Build Your PLN on Twitter

Looking to create or expand an online personal learning network? This illustrated guide can help.