Professional Development

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

Video Gaining as Key Tool in Teacher-Learning Plans

As platforms evolve, more school districts are using video in professional development to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice. (September 28, 2015)

Teacher PD in the Common-Core Era

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

09/28 05:14 pm | How Policy Can Strengthen the Principalship | A report from The Wallace Foundation highlights ways that policymakers can ensure that schools have excellent principals.

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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.

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The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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An initiative in the nation's capital aims to give select teachers more time to work with colleagues.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Kathryn Parker Boudett, co-author of Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators, offers ideas on what makes school-based meetings work well—and why they often don't.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
In adapting to a school that is collaboratively run by teachers, Kathleen Melville says that she had to "unlearn" many of her past assumptions about teaching and learning.
August 18, 2015 - Teacher
Constructive feedback can make teacher observation more meaningful, insists Miriam Greenberg of Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy.
August 17, 2015 - Education Week
Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations?
July 22, 2015 - Teacher
The most compelling presenters use effective teaching practices to engage their audience, says teacher Brianna Crowley.
July 21, 2015 - Teacher
Leadership, professional development, and hands-on learning were on the minds of nearly 20,000 educational technology enthusiasts who attended the ISTE annual conference in Philadelphia.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
Former Florida Teacher of the Year Megan Allen shares a few lessons to help teacher leaders feel better prepared for public presentations.
July 1, 2015 - Teacher
From her point of view, English language arts teacher Annette Christiansen tells principals what they can do in order to improve next year's learning environment.
June 24, 2015 - Teacher
Justin Minkel says that remaining with the same group of students for more than one year strengthens student-teacher relationships and has a powerful impact on learning.
June 17, 2015 - Teacher

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