Teacher PD

Education news, analysis, and opinion about teacher professional development–or how teachers stay current on instructional practices by earning or maintaining professional credentials and degrees, or attending conferences and workshops
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Special Report What’s Wrong With Teacher PD for Technology—and How to Make It Better
Too often, the training is focused on the technology rather than the learning goals or it is not as practical as teachers need it to be.
May 19, 2021
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Classroom Technology Lessons Learned From Teachers About How to Develop New Technology Skills
Two teachers who learned new technology skills during the pandemic share how they think schools should rethink professional development.
Mark Lieberman, May 18, 2021
6 min read
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Professional Development How to Fix 7 Fatal Flaws in Tech Professional Development
One silver lining of the pandemic is that it forced some districts to rethink their PD priorities and find new ways of training teachers.
Alyson Klein, May 18, 2021
8 min read
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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
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