Virtual PD Creates Connections
October 26, 2011
This special report, another installment in Education Week's series on virtual education, examines how K-12 professional development is taking a more digital and freewheeling approach to educator training. The report—which also features a webinar and online chat—shows how professional development programs are now blending face-to-face and online training, incorporating social networking tools, offering administrators more flexible ways to hone their skills, and developing online PD to prepare educators for the common-core standards and assessments.
- IT Infrastructure Social Media Feeds Freewheeling Professional DevelopmentEducators click into Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for quick feedback and open-ended discussions on best practices.School & District Management Administrators Go Online to Share Ideas, Learn New SkillsOverbooked schedules and tight budgets are increasingly pushing K-12 administrators toward online professional development.