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News and developments in teacher professional development and classroom instruction.

A new study finds that skilled readers do not rely on sounds when reading but rather retrieve words purely from a "visual dictionary." February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Education professors speaking at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English outlined the components of effective formative assessment. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
A new study highlights best practices for formative assessment in writing. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
With all but five states having adopted the Common Core State Standards in math and language arts, education leaders are expecting to see a surge of online professional development resources to help guide teachers through the transition. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
In a unique teacher-research project, four educators in Columbia, Mo., are attempting to explore the effectiveness of integrating literacy strategies into mathematics instruction. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Several online tools have gained recognition from language arts for helping them engage students in reading and writing. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
An statistical analysis by economists at Harvard and Columbia universities finds that having a high-quality teacher for even one year can have a measurable long-term impact on students' career outcomes. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Increasing meaningful collaboration among teachers should be a more integral part of school-improvement efforts, says one researcher. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
This issue of the Teacher PD Sourcebook aims to highlight instructional efforts that, against difficult odds, are showing signs of success in bringing reading and writing to life for today's students. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show that students whose teachers hold master's degrees score higher on the NAEP math and reading exams than those whose teachers have only bachelor's degrees. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
The Poetry Foundation has developed curriculum materials for teaching African-American poetry. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
The National Council of Teachers of English plans to create a new Web-based literacy center for educators of all disciplines. February 29, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
A large majority of U.S. teachers believe that schools are not doing enough to prepare students with diverse learning needs for success after high school, according to a recent nationwide survey. October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Educators are more tech-savvy today than they were just two years ago, according to a survey overseen by Project Tomorrow, a technology-focused education nonprofit. October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Developments in neuroscience could provide new insights into teaching students with disabilities, says a new policy analysis. October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Are general education teachers being fully prepped to work with students with learning disabilities? October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
The prolific and well-known education researcher Robert J. Marzano recently discussed how administrators can help mold effective teachers. October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
October 12, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
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April 4, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
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