Spotlight on Professional Learning

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Professional Learning


The Education Week Spotlight on Professional Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How teachers are collaborating to improve practice
  • Effectively training teachers on using new technologies
  • Crafting personalized plans for continual learning
  • Steps for guiding your own professional development

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

An expanding Tennessee professional development program matches teachers based on their complementary strengths and weaknesses.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week

America's most innovative schools constantly help teachers learn to use technology. But in many high-poverty schools, the barriers to good teacher training can seem insurmountable.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week

Georgia is one of more than a dozen states where teachers looking to renew their licenses can ditch the one-off seminars and instead craft personalized plans for improving their instruction.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher

Ernie Rambo shares six steps that teachers can take to guide their own professional learning and become a more effective educator.
August 30, 2017 – Teacher

When teachers find the right balance between honing their own expertise and working with others, they have the power to excite students about learning, writes educator Nicole Smith.
August 16, 2017 – Teacher

A federal budget that guts Title II funding for teacher professional development is a bad idea, argues former school superintendent Deborah S. Delisle.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week

Thanks to digital and face-to-face networks, teachers have the capacity to be valuable collaborators with one another from potentially anywhere in the world—meaning more ways to share ideas and improve education, writes Paul Barnwell.
November 28, 2017 – Teacher

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