Professional Development

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

Sera Lee, a 5th grade teacher at Freedom Hill Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., works on a problem during a small-group session at a math-modeling training at George Mason University.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Math-Modeling PD Takes Teachers Beyond the Common Core

A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving. (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.

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.

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The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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Done right, evaluation policy can help teachers learn and improve, Angela Minnici and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt write.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
A research project in the Memphis, Tenn., schools is comparing two different professional-development approaches that incorporate technology.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Almost half said in a survey they weren't ready to teach the standards, especially to students considered at-risk and those with special needs.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Language arts teacher Rob Kriete examines the habits of successful teacher-learning cohorts.
February 20, 2013 - Teacher
The proposal includes a 3.0 GPA for applicants and evidence that programs' graduates make an impact in their K-12 classrooms.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
Universities and districts are increasingly basing principal training in the schools where leaders will end up working.
December 4, 2012 - Education Week
There are five principles to consider for supporting professional development for science educators, write Jean Moon, Sarah Michaels, and Brian J. Reiser.
November 30, 2012 - Education Week
Jack Gillette of Lesley University suggests that higher education should reinvent post-licensure programs to help close the gap in teacher development.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
Student test scores should not serve as the major criterion for principal evaluation, Gail Connelly and JoAnn Bartoletti write.
October 30, 2012 - Education Week
With a special class on behavior and a strategy known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a Charleston middle school has found a way to reduce suspensions.
October 25, 2012 - Education Week

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