Professional Development

The latest news about professional development including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Ronda Moncada, center, a librarian and English teacher at Hurricane High School in Hurricane, W. Va., says 'training gives us the confidence we're doing the right thing.'
—Mark Webb for Education Week

Why K-12 Data-Privacy Training Needs to Improve

Education experts are lamenting the lack of training opportunities for educators that they say must happen for true student-data-privacy protection. (October 19, 2015)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Issue Backgrounder

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Professional Development

Learning Forward's PD Watch Blog

11/18 01:30 pm | Leverage the Power of Collaborative Expertise | Researcher John Hattie zeroes in on the power of collaboration to build teachers' skills and impact student learning.

On-Demand Webinar

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.

Chat Transcript

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.

Special Collection

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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Online Degree Programs
Effective Teaching Strategies

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The Harvard Graduate School of Education's Mary Grassa O'Neill shares recommendations for keeping principals in their jobs.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Teacher Linda Yaron shares what elements she incorporates into her curriculum to help strengthen student opportunities for success.
November 10, 2015 - Teacher
Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you're likely to get five different definitions.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Stretching limited dollars to expand educational opportunities will require some creative thinking and better sharing of lessons learned, school business officers suggested at a recent conference.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Education experts are lamenting the lack of training opportunities for educators that they say must happen for true student-data-privacy protection.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 13, 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 6, 2015 - Education Week
A professional learning community is not simply a meeting: It is an structured collaborative process. And it works, Rick DuFour and Douglas Reeves argue.
October 2, 2015 - Teacher
Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
New data from the RAND Corp. tracks teachers' PD needs, with a focus on topics connected to the common core.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week

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