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Improve teacher development using a challenge-based model
Improve teacher development using a challenge-based model

I could start my workshops by showing teachers how to find and do everything. I could lead them through a step-by-step, do-what-I-do tutorial of various apps —“point here, click there”—and…


7 tips for teachers building collaborative, fearless PLNs
7 tips for teachers building collaborative, fearless PLNs

Collaboration is a process. Try these best practices for networking with colleagues in your building and around the globe.


7 steps to more engaging professional development
7 steps to more engaging professional development

Most administrators and teachers share a common view of professional development: It's not always as productive as they hope or it takes valuable time away from more pressing instructional demands.…


Contemporary online PD for educators
Contemporary online PD for educators

Educators looking for a unique professional development (PD) experience that relates textbook curriculum to real-world events and current issues now have a new, free online opportunity thanks to the Smithsonian.…


A more social form of professional development
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 Teams,…


Helping teachers grasp mobile learning’s possibilities

In constructing ed-tech professional development, the focus should not be on teaching apps, but on helping educators grasp the instructional capabilities that exist in mobile, personalized, and differentiated learning environments.


How to have more meaningful iPad professional development

Often, the substantial investments schools make in purchasing iPads are woefully out of balance with the minimal investments they make in preparing teachers to use these new tools effectively.


Study seeks more effective teacher development

As the nation pushes to improve the quality of its public school teachers, it’s pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into teacher development with little way to measure the results.…


How to build a Professional Learning Network

Professional Learning Networks give users instant access to thousands of their peers who can answer questions and share ideas—and now a free online course shows educators how they can create…


Tired of the same old professional development? Try Edcamps

As educators gear up for a new school year, they’ll be doing some learning of their own in professional development workshops and sessions. Unfortunately, district and school-based professional development is…

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