Professional Development

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

Sharpe Elementary School teacher Ikeysha Hall works on a lesson with her 4th graders. She is participating in the Tripod Professional Development Research Project, a study in the Memphis schools that is comparing two different methods of technology-related professional development.
—Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal

Study Aims to Evaluate Tech-Related Teacher PD

A research project in the Memphis, Tenn., schools is comparing two different professional-development approaches that incorporate technology. (February 26, 2013)

Spotlight on Professional Development

There are new standards for professional learning, an array of technology tools, and emerging techniques for in-school professional development

Spotlight on Professional Learning Communities

Educators who have used Professional Learning Communities offer tips on building teacher-to-teacher collaboration in this Spotlight.

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Professional Development

Learning Forward's PD Watch Blog

08/29 08:31 am | Passionate Learner Seeks Same | Learning Forward believes all educators have an obligation to improve their practice. Consider how schools and districts can invite and support passionate learners and why it ...

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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Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher in Revere, Mass., writes that teachers' passions and past experiences can have a positive impact on their teaching and connections with students.
January 22, 2014 - AP
The foundation has put $22 million behind several organizations that aim to elevate teachers' voices in policy discussions, but those groups have often been viewed with suspicion by teachers' unions.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
Educator Leslie Laud says that evidence-based practices for teaching writing, including the use of formative-assessment techniques, can dramatically improve students' skills.
October 30, 2013 - Teacher
Coaches say teachers can develop their classroom-management capacities—assuming they’re willing to re-examine their practices and attend more closely to the details of their interactions with students.
October 14, 2013 - Teacher
With a new book on the horizon, Harry and Rosemary Wong continue to drive home the point that detailed planning and procedures are essential to effective classroom management—and teaching.
October 14, 2013 - Teacher
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Schools and policymakers should be pouring their energies into finding and supporting great teachers, says Mary Amato.
September 23, 2013 - Education Week
As more districts trim the school week to cope with budget crunches, the WACO district is doing so to expand student enrichment opportunities and teachers' professional development.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
To win approval from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, programs must show that candidates and districts are satisfied with preparation quality and that graduates boost student achievement.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
Teacher Anthony S. Colucci says that being an active citizen is part of a teacher’s job description.
September 10, 2013 - Teacher

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