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Classroom Technology Teachers Ask Better Questions With Feedback That’s Frequent, Personal, and AI-Generated, Study Shows
The feedback can improve teaching practices, but also raises concerns around privacy and scrutiny.
Olina Banerji, December 8, 2023
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Professional Development From Our Research Center What AI Training Do Teachers Need Most? Here's What They Say
Nearly half of educators are uncomfortable with the AI technologies they've encountered.
Lauraine Langreo, September 20, 2023
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Professional Development Explainer Teacher Professional Development, Explained
What counts as PD? And is it effective? EdWeek breaks down current trends—and new research—in this explainer.
Sarah Schwartz, July 26, 2023
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Professional Development Personalizing Teacher PD Is Hard. Can Alexa and Siri Help?
Smart speakers may help districts offer personalized professional development that teachers can access almost anywhere, researchers say.
Alyson Klein, June 26, 2023
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Professional Development Can Classroom Simulators Help Teachers Improve Instruction?
Two researchers are studying how the simulators give teachers opportunities to try new approaches and learn from mistakes.
Arianna Prothero, June 26, 2023
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Professional Development Where Teachers Say Professional Development Falls Short
Most teachers surveyed said they didn't get much expert advice on meeting the needs of English learners and students with disabilities.
Sarah Schwartz, June 21, 2023
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Classroom Technology AI Can Coach Teachers. Here's How It Works
Feedback from an artificial intelligence tool helped teachers in a college class improve their practice, a new study shows.
Sarah Schwartz, June 14, 2023
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Professional Development Opinion Is Turnkey Training for Educators Really Effective?
Just because teachers attend a one-day session doesn't necessarily mean they can turn around and train others.
Peter DeWitt, April 11, 2023
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Professional Development Irrelevant, Too Conceptual, Boring: Social-Emotional Learning PD Often Falls Flat
Insufficient professional development is a major challenge to teaching social-emotional learning effectively.
Arianna Prothero, December 7, 2022
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Professional Development What Works—and What Doesn't—in Teacher PD
PD frequently misses the mark. But researchers have learned how to make it count for teachers—and some of their tips are low cost.
Madeline Will, October 25, 2022
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Professional Development From Our Research Center One-Time PD Is Not Effective. Why Do Districts Still Rely on It?
One reason, experts say, is a mismatch between what teachers say they want from PD and what administrators think they want.
Lauraine Langreo, October 13, 2022
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Equity & Diversity How Carefully Tailored PD Can Help Principals Become Equity Leaders
A partnership involving several districts suggests smart professional development can help principals improve equitable practices.
Denisa R. Superville, September 22, 2022
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Professional Development Opinion 6 Myths About Teacher Professional Development
What's working and what can we do better to make PD the solution it's intended to be? Scholars take a crack at it.
Rick Hess, August 29, 2022
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School & District Management A Big Gap in K-12 Leadership Prep: Teaching School Finance Skills
More than half of prep programs in a recent review did not prepare principals to master basic financial tasks.
Denisa R. Superville, July 12, 2022
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