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Discover how teachers are effectively using databases with insights from educators who use Gale In Context: For Educators to collect, org...
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Professional Development Video Educators’ Wish List for Summer Professional Development
Teachers and principals sound off on what they’d find useful—or extraneous—when it comes to professional development this summer.
April 27, 2021
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Professional Development Professional Development This Summer: What Teachers and Principals Say They Need
School and classroom leaders weigh in on how PD this summer should prioritize addressing the needs made plain during the pandemic.
Elizabeth Heubeck, April 27, 2021
7 min read
Summer 2021: How Schools Can Make the Most of It
Ways that students, teachers, and school and district leaders can restore and retool this summer and come back charged for the year ahead.
April 27, 2021
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Professional Development Opinion Promoting PLCs to Face the 'Twin Epidemics' of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism
Four educators discuss the practical aspects of professional learning communities.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 26, 2021
10 min read
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Dr. Louisa Moats on Why Literacy PD Is Essential
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Professional Development Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Professional Development for EdTech?
Quiz Yourself: Is professional development lacking for ed tech?
March 19, 2021
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Professional Development Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About SEL Inclusivity?
Quiz Yourself: Is professional development SEL inclusive for educators?
March 15, 2021
Jason Hodgson, director of professional development at the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in Bakersfield, Calif., has revolutionized the district's teacher-professional development program.
Jason Hodgson, director of professional development at the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in Bakersfield, Calif.
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Professional Development Leader To Learn From How This District Leader Transformed Teacher PD
In Bakersfield, Calif., Jason Hodgson revamped teacher PD with a suite of customized, online courses taught mainly by district teachers.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 17, 2021
8 min read
Danielle Kelsick, Chief Academic Officer for the Environmental Charter Schools in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Danielle Kelsick, Chief Academic Officer for the Environmental Charter Schools in Redondo Beach, Calif.
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Curriculum Leader To Learn From Taking an Unapologetic Approach to Curriculum Overhaul
An academic leader at a charter school has overhauled curriculum—and proved that instructional rigor and anti-racism can co-exist.
Sarah Schwartz, February 17, 2021
11 min read
Anna Heyer, District Science Specialist for the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz.
Anna Heyer, science specialist for the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz.
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Science Leader To Learn From A Place Where Teachers Take the Lead on Science Curriculum
Anna Heyer has empowered teachers to shape the science curriculum in an Arizona district, and has expanded time spent on science.
Catherine Gewertz, February 16, 2021
7 min read
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Professional Development Q&A How to Bring 'Surprise and Delight' to Virtual Teacher Training During COVID-19
Dyane Smokorowski wants people who run PD sessions to make them so engaging that educators get FOMO if they don't sign up.
Alyson Klein, November 18, 2020
8 min read
Teaching Survey: Teachers and Students Are Struggling With Online Learning
In a new RAND report, teachers in remote and hybrid environments reported more challenges than those in solely face-to-face instruction.
Sarah Schwartz, November 16, 2020
4 min read