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.

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Learning Forward's PD Watch Blog

04/12 05:05 pm | Use ESSA to Achieve Your Vision for Professional Learning | The Agents for Learning Competition gives practitioners an opportunity to help policymakers shape how the education law translates to what happens at the state and local ...

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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.

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:
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Effective Teaching Strategies

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As ESSA returns autonomy over teacher evaluation to states, Ross Wiener shares insights from state leaders on how to strengthen the process.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Charlotte Danielson, educator and author, offers a number of remedies she believes can strengthen the teaching practice and its flawed evaluation structure.
April 18, 2016 - Education Week
If you want to know how well your instruction lines up with your values, just take a hard look at how the children you teach spend their hours in your care, writes Justin Minkel.
April 5, 2016 - Teacher
Advocates say the movement offers an opportunity for schools to shift away from arbitrary credit-hour requirements toward a system based on evidence of progress in specific instructional skills.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
A long-running collaboration in Gwinnett County schools is pushing to make the most out of predictive analytics.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
Years of planning have gone into the upstate New York district’s evolving efforts to put computers into the hands of nearly every student.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
When voters approved a huge technology project in Beaverton schools, it was clear that a shift was needed in the district's tech and instruction departments.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
A two-year experimental study of the National Writing Project shows that the program has a positive effect on teachers' instructional practices and their students' writing.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Anne Jolly presents strategies that she believes could improve the quality of STEM lessons and ensure successful learning, while offering guidelines for assessments.
March 14, 2016 - Teacher

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