Professional Development

The latest news about professional development including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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Can Teacher Residencies Help With Shortages?

Studies suggest the programs, though few in number, can help retain novice teachers and bring more teachers of color into classrooms. (May 9, 2017)

Spotlight on Professional Learning Communities

In this Spotlight, read about the challenges to collaborative PD, how video is helping teachers learn new skills, and how virtual learning communities are allowing educators to connect in new ways.

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EDUCATION WEEK QUIZ

Quiz Yourself: Professional Development
How does ESSA define professional development, what conditions encourage effective teacher training, and how are districts supporting professional development for early-childhood educators?

Learning Forward's PD Watch Blog

10/16 05:15 pm | Integrating Social and Emotional Learning Should Be Standard Practice | As educators address students' social and emotional learning needs, their professional learning must align.

VIDEO: What Are Your Worst Professional Development Stories?

On-Demand Webinar

Tapping the Power of Online PD
Online tools like Twitter and Google+ are spawning new types of professional development opportunities that provide face-to-face interaction.

Infographic

From Teacher to Principal: A Look at the Typical Pathway
The career path to the principalship has been a fairly rigid one. Only in the past decade or so has the field seen some important changes in who makes it to a school’s top job—and how.

Chat Transcript

Training the Hybrid Educator
This chat addressed the kinds of professional development available to hybrid educators, as well as the key factors they need to know to be successful in the classroom.

Special Collection

Virtual PD Creates Connections
This special report in Education Week's series on virtual education, examines how K-12 professional development is taking a more digital approach to educator training.

Teacher PD in the Common-Core Era: A Special Report
This special report on professional development explores the juncture between the common core and growing efforts to reconfigure learning opportunities for teachers.

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Under a $6.5 million, Google-funded initiative, technology coaches and teachers work together to make classes more creative and collaborative.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
Investing in early-childhood educators will pay off for parents and kids, writes veteran early educator Michele Miller-Cox.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
New teachers need ongoing, informal mentorship long after teacher-induction programs end, writes Janine McIlheran.
August 8, 2018 – Teacher
How can a busy principal find time to launch an innovative continuous-improvement model? Ron Myers shares his experience.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Switching from the classroom to instructional coaching doesn’t happen overnight. Sarah Menn explains how she found her footing.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Emily Moyes reflects on how working with a trusted PLC and instructional coach has helped her become a better teacher.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to be vulnerable, explains assistant principal Maggie Norris.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers benefit from feedback and support that isn’t tied to professional evaluations, writes instructional coach Diane Caldwell.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
A New York City effort aimed at preparing teachers to take learning outside the classroom and into the community may be leading to improvements in science achievement and teacher retention, according to some study results.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Randi Weingarten and Stanley S. Litow explore how we can move past divisiveness on key education issues.
January 9, 2018 – Education Week

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