Spotlight on Professional Development 2016

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Professional Development


The Education Week Spotlight on Professional Development is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Customizing PD to fit the needs of every teacher
  • Giving colleagues more opportunities to collaborate
  • Using social media for practical and immediate PD
  • Implementing strategies to avoid teacher burnout

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
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

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

Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week

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

Speaking as someone who left the teaching profession, education writer Scott Sterling offers suggestions for keeping educators engaged.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week

Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week

Schools with expanded schedules shouldn't overlook the need for increased teacher-collaboration time, writes NCTL president Jennifer Davis.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week

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