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A tool in hand is worth… nothing without proper PD

Imagine what would happen if hospital leaders announced to surgeons late on a Friday afternoon that when they came to work on Monday they would no longer be doing surgery using the tools they have always used—such as scalpels, scissors and clamps—and all procedures would be done using new high-tech laser tools, with which they may or may not have familiarity. How do you think the medical team – the doctors, the nurses and other supporting professionals–would respond? What do you think the patients would say about this abrupt change in standard practice? Yes, hospital leaders who are mandating this change...

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10 ways to revolutionize PD for the digital age

Odigital-pdver the past 6-8 years we have seen a supersonic advancement in public schools and the way our teachers now must teach. This has hit education like a…

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Amplify launches personalized PD service

A new professional development (PD) system from Amplify aims to personalize PD for educators using smart technology. Professional Learning Maps will break from the one-size-fits-all approach offered by most…

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ED proposes more transparency in teacher prep

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing regulations, including more transparency and real-time feedback, to help ensure teacher training programs are preparing educators who are ready to succeed…

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Chicago expands instructional services for educators

Teachscape has been selected by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as an approved provider of instructional services aligned to the district’s REACH Framework for Teaching. By using Teachscape Focus…

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4 strategies to build strong teacher leadership

School leaders take on many forms, including students, support staff, and teachers. Building strong teacher leaders helps support a positive and high-achieving school culture, and one of the…

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All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

On October 25, Discovery Education will be hosting the eighth annual Discovery Education Streamathon, a live, day-long virtual professional learning event. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual…

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5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

Teachers are essential to a successful digital transition, and when it comes to the relationship between teachers' unions and school district leaders, open communication is the most important…

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Six key competencies for effective Pre-K-3 principals

Providing personalized learning environments and ensuring developmentally-appropriate teaching are just two of six competencies principals need to support teaching and learning during the transition from birth and preschool…

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16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter

It’s no secret that new teachers need lots of support, and these days, teachers often find support online and through social media. In fact, following just a few…

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Can we change the PD culture of communication?

One of my first activities as an Outstanding Educator in Residence with the Academy of Singapore Teachers two winters ago was to observe elementary school students using laptops…

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Teacher Academies are offered as a one-day workshop giving educators an opportunity to choose from a selection of twelve impactful topics that support teaching and learning in the…

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Going Google across the Globe – McKinnon Secondary College is helping set the pace for EdTech in Australia

Going Google across the Globe – McKinnon Secondary College is helping set the pace for EdTech in Australia

In this webinar, hear about how Google tools are helping transform K-12 classrooms around the globe. McKinnon Secondary College was founded in 1955 and is located in Melbourne, Australia…

Using Video for Professional Learning: Research-Based Strategies

Using Video for Professional Learning: Research-Based Strategies

Date: Wednesday, December 3rd,  Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   Video is quickly gaining ground in K-12 as an effective way to improve teacher practice. However,…

Why Culture Matters: Implementing High-Impact Blended Learning Solutions to Promote Academic Achievement among English Language Learners

Why Culture Matters: Implementing High-Impact Blended Learning Solutions to Promote Academic Achievement among English Language Learners

With more than four million English Language Learners (ELL) – and growing – in U.S. schools, districts across the country are struggling to find effective, affordable solutions that…

Casper Focus — Helping Teachers Manage iPads in the Digital Classroom

Casper Focus — Helping Teachers Manage iPads in the Digital Classroom

Unquestionably, the iPad has made learning and teaching more transformational and engaging. JAMF Software’s contribution to supporting the Apple ecosystem enables simple teacher focused tools to gain students’…

Best Practices for Implementing Online and Blended Learning in K–12 School Districts

Best Practices for Implementing Online and Blended Learning in K–12 School Districts

An increasing number of schools and school districts are implementing online and blended learning to help boost graduation rates; address academic shortfalls across multiple student populations; expand their…

The little district that did: Fairfield County Schools shares their 1:1 story

The little district that did: Fairfield County Schools shares their 1:1 story

Fairfield County Schools, a small, high poverty school district in South Carolina is changing the future for their kids by transforming teaching and learning in the classroom. They’ve…