Teacher PD

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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.
Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
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Professional Development Video What is LETRS? How One PD Program is Dominating ‘Science of Reading’ Efforts
A professional development program based on the science of reading has exploded in popularity, but does it work?
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Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
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Reading & Literacy Project What Is LETRS? Why One Training Is Dominating 'Science of Reading' Efforts
The intensive, expensive teacher training has boomed—but what does it include? And does it work?
Sarah Schwartz, July 20, 2022
12 min read
Professional Development Spotlight Spotlight on Professional Development
This Spotlight will empower you with insights and advice for turning challenges into opportunities for professional development, and more.
July 15, 2022
Teachers discuss newly learned content and the connection to their own curriculum in preparation for developing customized lesson plans during a session on July 11, 2022.
Florida teachers discuss ways to tie newly learned content to their own curriculum this week in a University of Florida program on using artificial intelligence to identify fossilized shark teeth.
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Professional Development Shark Teeth, Steinbeck, and More: Teachers Use Summer to Deepen Their Own Learning
Summer enrichment programs provide opportunities for teachers to bring new perspectives to lessons—and many are free.
Williamena Kwapo, July 13, 2022
5 min read
Professional Development Opinion How Video Has Improved Instructional Coaching
Letting teachers see inside each other’s classrooms and practices has helped teacher development and school culture.
Sharon Boothe, June 21, 2022
3 min read
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The teachers surveyed felt more prepared to teach SEL when they believed their school leaders supported their personal well-being.
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Professional Development Opinion How to Build Your Own Professional Development
The authors of a self-directed learning guide for educators of multilingual learners talk about how teachers can hone their craft.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 2, 2022
9 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Decrease Suspensions. Here's What New Research Shows
A half-hour training program can change teachers' approach to discipline.
Jason Okonofua & Greg Walton, May 18, 2022
4 min read
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Does your school have these five critical security features?
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Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Train an Anti-Racist Teacher: 9 Practical Takeaways
Professional development is often long on theory, short on practice, writes teacher educator Traci Dennis. Here are ways to overcome that.
Traci Dennis, April 12, 2022
4 min read
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Professional Development Opinion Want Successful Professional Development? Try Promoting Curiosity
Some hallmarks of fruitful PD include partnering with colleagues and asking students to take part.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 31, 2022
10 min read
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Professional Development Opinion The Importance of 'Learner-Centered' Professional Development
The best PD sessions help teachers learn by doing and steer clear of sit-and-get presentations.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 29, 2022
12 min read
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Professional Development Opinion Professional Development Doesn't Have to Be Boring and Painful
Students and subject-matter experts offer some of the best professional development.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 25, 2022
14 min read