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?
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.
Professional Development Teacher Micro-Credentials: PD Revolution, or Just Electronic Flair?
Could bite-sized teacher learning projects help improve the PD infrastructure?
Professional Development 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.
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.
College & Workforce Readiness ASCD Plans Professional Development for Common Standards
ASCD plans to design professional development for the common standards.
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.
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.
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.