Teacher PD in the Common-Core Era

A Special Report

Teacher professional development today stands at the juncture of two developments: The adoption of the Common Core State Standards, and growing efforts to reconfigure and personalize learning opportunities for teachers. This special report explores that intersection, providing profiles of new ideas and challenges in PD today.


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The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

A number of new PD initiatives aim to help teachers elicit more complex responses and interpretations from students.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

New data from the RAND Corp. tracks teachers' PD needs, with a focus on topics connected to the common core.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

Key sources of common-core related PD, online lesson sites for teachers come with fine-print complexities.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

As platforms evolve, more school districts are using video in professional development to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

Educators say the social media platform offers immediacy and practicality often missing from school PD programs.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

An initiative in the nation's capital aims to give select teachers more time to work with colleagues.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

Kathryn Parker Boudett, co-author of Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators, offers ideas on what makes school-based meetings work well—and why they often don't.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

On Oct. 8, 2015, two experts in video technology and teacher learning will respond to readers' questions on the latest trends in using video to improve educator collaboration and classroom practice.
October 8, 2015 – Education Week

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