Spotlight on Professional Development

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On Professional Development


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

  • Turning teachers into coaches to improve collaboration and achievement
  • Preparing educators for the challenges of the common-core standards
  • Training out-of-school staff in defined core competencies, similar to professional teaching
  • Building professional certifications for education technology
  • Tips from teachers on creating meaningful professional development experiences

You get the ten articles below and a resource guide in a downloadable PDF.

The Literacy Collaborative's coaching-based program offers lessons on reading instruction and professional development design.
March 1, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook

Some districts have prepared their teachers on the new instructional approaches for the common core; others have done little.
April 25, 2012 – Education Week

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

Training of Out-of-School Staff Debated
The out-of-school field is trying to identify the training instructors need to be effective yet not just like classroom teachers.
April 4, 2012 – Education Week

A new initiative aims to set national education technology certifications for a number of professions.
January 25, 2012 – Education Week

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