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News and developments in teacher professional development and classroom instruction.

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.
March 1, 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.
March 1, 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.
March 1, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
A new study highlights best practices for formative assessment in writing.
March 1, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
A new study finds that skilled readers do not rely on sounds when reading but rather retrieve words purely from a "visual dictionary."
March 1, 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.
March 1, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Increasing meaningful collaboration among teachers should be a more integral part of school-improvement efforts, says one researcher.
March 1, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Several online tools have gained recognition from language arts for helping them engage students in reading and writing.
March 1, 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
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
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
Finding ways to support students with diverse learning needs has become a central issue for today's teachers.
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
The teaching force is becoming younger, less experienced, and increasingly female, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Information.
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Since difficulties in writing are wide-ranging—and technology is rapidly evolving—finding the right assistive technology device can be an ordeal.
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
Can a free online library of video lessons revolutionize classroom instruction?
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
The prolific and well-known education researcher Robert J. Marzano recently discussed how administrators can help mold effective teachers.
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
October 13, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook
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