Professional Development

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Can Teacher Residencies Help With Shortages?

Studies suggest the programs, though few in number, can help retain novice teachers and bring more teachers of color into classrooms. (May 9, 2017)

Spotlight on Personalized Professional Development

In this Spotlight, learn how schools are boosting teacher collaboration through video-based PD, personalized platforms, and professional learning communities.

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08/10 04:20 am | Teacher Survey Provides a Benchmark for Schools and Systems in the U.S. | Results from a survey of teachers responding to questions about the professional learning they experience highlight the bright spots and challenges facing U.S. schools.

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Tapping the Power of Online PD
Online tools like Twitter and Google+ are spawning new types of professional development opportunities that provide face-to-face interaction.

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Training the Hybrid Educator
This chat addressed the kinds of professional development available to hybrid educators, as well as the key factors they need to know to be successful in the classroom.

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Virtual PD Creates Connections
This special report in Education Week's series on virtual education, examines how K-12 professional development is taking a more digital approach to educator training.

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Building a better principal pipeline requires improved hiring practices and on-the-job support, writes the Wallace Foundation’s Jody Spiro.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week
How can educators infuse passion and creativity into an increasingly data-driven education system? One long-time teacher has some guidance.
August 4, 2017 – Education Week
Selective enrollment and deeper pockets aren’t the only advantages independent schools have over their public counterparts, writes Stephanie J. Hull.
August 2, 2017 – Education Week
A federal budget that guts Title II funding for teacher professional development is a bad idea, argues former school superintendent Deborah S. Delisle.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Studies suggest the programs, though few in number, can help retain novice teachers and bring more teachers of color into classrooms.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows how much professional development on using technology 8th grade math teachers received. Data is broken down by state.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
In Oakland, Calif., some teachers are working to deepen their knowledge on how to integrate social-emotional learning into their teaching of traditional subjects such as reading, writing, and math.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
Researchers and educational foundations are targeting early educators for professional development in math, which is improving teacher morale as well as improving children’s school readiness.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

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