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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08/17 06:38 am | Pittsburgh District Aligns Learning With Student Goals | Key changes in Pittsburgh Public Schools will ensure that professional learning aligns with an instructional framework and a defined and shared understanding of student ...

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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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In-classroom coaching has proven benefits for teachers, but working with adult learners requires developing trust-building and communication skills.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
The Boulder Valley District in Colorado built an online portal called MyPassport, intended to guide educators to professional development that matches their needs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
"Executive coaching" is designed to help retain and groom male teachers by helping them navigate the specific challenges facing minority classroom leaders.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
After realizing that teaching is her lifelong passion, Stephanie Pinkin shares why she returned from coaching and how she found a leadership role in the classroom.
April 4, 2017 – Teacher
To advance collaborative leadership, Wendi Pillars shares insights on defining a shared vision with fellow educators to implement a teacher-powered model in their schools.
February 8, 2017 – Teacher
A national set of revised professional goals for school principals are pushing some states and universities to rethink and redesign preparation.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
As it revises its certification process, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says it's seeing an uptick in applicants.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
To supplement their school- or district-provided mentoring, many novice teachers are seeking support from online and social media communities.
October 5, 2016 – Teacher
Aiming to offer support and assistance for local leaders, rather than prescriptive formulas, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is open for business.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week
Good STEM lessons are not typical science or math lessons, says Anne Jolly. They must actively engage students in creating and engineering solutions for real-world challenges.
September 23, 2016 – Teacher

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