Professional Development

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

Brooke T. Webb, a teacher at Lanier High School in Gwinett County, Ga., trains a group of fellow Lanier educators who are interested in implementing eClass, an online educational platform used for teachers and students to share work, engage in class discussions, take tests, receive grades, and accomplish other tasks.
—Dustin Chambers for Education Week

Pressure on LMS Companies to Provide Quality PD

Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties. (September 29, 2014)

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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10/20 09:42 am | Top Learning Needs for Today's Central Office Staff Member | How do the shifting roles and responsibilities of educators who work in central offices impact their learning needs? Consider key learning topics for helping system-level ...

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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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The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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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
Award-winning educator Justin Minkel discusses the shift in focus that helped him mature as a teacher.
September 3, 2013 - Teacher
When principals immerse themselves in learning about formative assessments and how students learn, they become better instructional leaders for teachers.
July 23, 2013 - Education Week
Reflecting on her own experience, 10-year teacher Lillie Marshall offers her thoughts on how teacher-prep programs could better ready new teachers for the realities of the classroom (including those pelted-by-yogurt moments).
July 23, 2013 - Teacher

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