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Hobsons, Gallup partner for strengths-based PD courses

Hobsons and Gallup have announced plans to launch on-site and online professional development courses to help teachers identify their strengths and apply them in their teaching. The program will also help…

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Leadership coaching could help teachers boost student achievement

Giving teachers two years of formal PD and training sessions with a leadership coach could result in higher student achievement in certain curriculum areas, according to a new RAND Corporation…

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Gaggle adds Google and Microsoft trainings for PD

Before the school bell rings to start a new year, administrators are planning instructional training and professional development to help teachers and staff learn new technology and skills. Gaggle is expanding…

Report: Professional development is ineffective and wastes money

District PD spending does not equate to teacher improvement, a new study finds. Can the waste be curbed?…

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Discovery launches new STEM services for PD and curriculum

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, is launching three new services designed to help school systems nationwide grow capacity for STEM teaching and…

A PD model that creates experts, not robots

Why one ELA department dropped sit-and-get seminars in favor of a model of real, ongoing courses that turn out experts.…

Want to foster rich academic discussions? Try a student #Edcamp

An innovative professional development model comes to the classroom Edcamp “unconferences” have shattered the traditional model for professional development, and they’re catching on as a way for educators to share…

How do you get tech-resistant teachers to embrace change?

Many millions of dollars have been wasted over the years by the well-intentioned, but ad hoc, introduction of technology into education. Eager tech savvy teachers or administrators may jump in…

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New tool tracks state educator prep programs

The University of North Carolina system’s new Educator Quality Dashboard provides public access to the university’s research and trend data on the performance of North Carolina’s public school educators. Built with…

5 reasons certification is important for ed-tech leaders

For educators, learning about education from experts doesn't stop at advanced degrees. Certification just may be the sweet spot that bridges leadership, lifelong learning, and formal training. …

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