Professional Development

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

Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own. (November 10, 2014)

Common-Core Math in Practice

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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07/23 01:14 pm | Senate's Version of ESEA Affirms Professional Learning Principles | The bill makes clear that educators' professional learning must be collaborative, job-embedded, sustained, classroom-focused, and data-driven.

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:
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Effective Teaching Strategies

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Spring cleaning isn't just for the classroom, writes Sandy Merz. He says spring is a great time to get everything organized, from your shelves and files to your thoughts and feelings.
April 28, 2015 - Teacher
Enacting policies that support and encourage district and school-level student-engagement efforts should be a priority, says the National Association of State Boards of Education.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
The link between a school system's chief academic officer and school-based leaders must be strong if districts want to turn lofty visions into achievement gains.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education is built on the idea that the best teachers need opportunities to wrestle with cognitively challenging professional work to improve their craft and spread their expertise.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
State leaders work to upgrade the principal ranks through training and coaching of talented administrators looking to move up.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
The need for more high-quality professional development for school leaders is gaining traction in local districts and with state and federal policymakers.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
School districts are working to retool the responsibilities of principal supervisors, who have traditionally been charged with making sure principals—and the schools they run—comply with rules and regulations.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest charter network annually prepares principal candidates with intensive training and support.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week

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