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Effectiveness of teacher preparation under scrutiny

Current attempts to measure teacher quality have resulted in controversy, and a ranking of teacher preparation programs by the National Council on Teacher Quality is one example.…

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Trying to change teacher practice? Enlist ‘Bob’

Perhaps the most frequent question I get from school administrators is: How can I get my teachers to use technology? It’s often voiced by a school principal, ed-tech admin, or superintendent…

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5 TED Talks that delve into education

Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds. The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers and experts…

7 PD tips for your instructional technology integration plan

The role of instructional technology in the classroom has steadily increased over the past decade. These advances include the use of computers and tablets in classrooms, over 300,000 K-12 students enrolled…

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5 TED Talks to support innovation

Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds. The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers and experts…

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50 top books for teachers

Every teacher will tell you that it's one thing to learn about classroom instruction in a teacher preparation program. It's quite another to be in charge of a classroom of…

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A more social form of professional development

The state of Utah has adopted an innovative online platform for its 25,000 teachers that reinvents the notion of how professional development is experienced.

The platform, called Teaching Channel…

5 fresh ways to keep professional development engaging

Teachers operate in complex and lively environments where success depends on their ability to be creative and flexible. As a result, sustainable and meaningful professional development (PD) needs to move…

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How PD can benefit from international models

While the December 2013 release of the international PISA results prompted U.S. education leaders and policy makers to urge for improvements in teaching and learning, of notable interest was the…

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6 characteristics of great PD (and great classrooms)

For nearly a dozen years I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I’ve also sat in on many ed-tech workshops…

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