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Professional Development It's Notoriously Hard to Evaluate PD. A New System Aims to Change That
A new process for judging the quality of professional development has made its debut, with the aim of answering a difficult question: Which PD is high-quality and which isn't?
Catherine Gewertz, September 22, 2020
5 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Engaging Professional Development: One District's Success With EdCamps
EdCamps are based upon the desire for participant-led professional development. The session topics are determined on the day of the event.
Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers, June 12, 2016
8 min read
Professional Development Teacher Micro-Credentials: PD Revolution, or Just Electronic Flair?
Could bite-sized teacher learning projects help improve the PD infrastructure?
Stephen Sawchuk, April 4, 2016
3 min read
Professional Development Online Teacher-Coaching Services on the Rise
To help hone their skills and improve their classroom practice, a growing number of teachers are getting help from virtual-coaching services, according to a story in the Hechinger Report this week.
Elisha McNeil, February 19, 2016
1 min read
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Professional Development Commentary It's Time to Restructure Teacher Professional Development
Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice.
Mike Schmoker, October 20, 2015
6 min read
Brooke T. Webb, a teacher at Lanier High School in Gwinett County, Ga., trains a group of fellow Lanier educators who are interested in implementing eClass, an online educational platform used for teachers and students to share work, engage in class discussions, take tests, receive grades, and accomplish other tasks.
Brooke T. Webb, a teacher at Lanier High School in Gwinett County, Ga., trains a group of fellow Lanier educators who are interested in implementing eClass, an online educational platform used for teachers and students to share work, engage in class discussions, take tests, receive grades, and accomplish other tasks.
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IT Management Pressure on LMS Companies to Provide Quality PD
Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties.
Sean Cavanagh, September 29, 2014
7 min read
Education Opinion Pearson Partnerships for Principal Development
When I learned that Pearson was in the process of working with the highly regarded New Leaders organization on a principal development program, I wanted to learn more. I called Lee Peters, the marketing lead for Pearson's School Achievement Services business, who outlined some of the professional learning available through Pearson's growing portfolio of teacher and leader effectiveness offerings.
Tom Vander Ark, November 25, 2013
3 min read
Professional Development Staff-Development Providers Eye New Opportunities
Still, the industry will have to compete for market share with districts as school systems shift ever more training in-house.
Bess Keller, November 10, 2010
9 min read
College & Workforce Readiness ASCD Plans Professional Development for Common Standards
ASCD plans to design professional development for the common standards.
Catherine Gewertz, May 6, 2010
1 min read
Education Build or Buy Online PD?
School administrators should ask several important questions before deciding whether to create their own online professional development programs or purchase them off the shelf, an online professional development expert told the audience at this NECC session.
Katie Ash, July 1, 2009
1 min read
Infrastructure Online Professional Training: Build IT or Buy IT?
Experts at the National Educational Computing Conference in Washington today will be discussing the key factors schools must weigh when deciding whether to create homemade online professional development products or purchase them off the shelf. Read this Digital Directions article to help you make more informed decisions on this issue.
Michelle R. Davis, June 26, 2009
3 min read
Education Opinion 5 From 1: Providers
For all the talking and writing on public education policy and politics, unrecorded decisions to procure curriculum, professional development, information systems and the like have a more immediate impact, and more important influence, on teaching and learning. Some help in raising edbizbuzz readers consciousness.
June 17, 2008
1 min read
Education Online Professional Development Resources
Professional knowledge can be key to success in interviews and the classroom. Here are some key professional development Web sites for teachers.
April 9, 2008
7 min read
Infrastructure How to Choose the Best Online Training for Teachers
Administrators must be sure to avoid offering online professional development that doesn’t connect with what teachers do in the classroom.
Michelle R. Davis, June 20, 2007
5 min read