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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 teachers to show students how to pinpoint and build upon their own unique talents to succeed in school. "Our research tells us that people who use their strengths are six times more likely to be engaged in the work they do, and teachers are no exception," said Brandon Busteed, Executive Director for Education and Workforce Development at Gallup. "Great teachers build on their own strengths and teach their students to do...

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Report looks preparing teachers to lead statistics courses

The American Statistical Association (ASA) has issued the Statistical Education of Teachers (SET) Report, which calls on mathematicians, statisticians, mathematics educators and statistics educators to collaborate in preparing…

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Shifting district culture to deepen student learning

Shifting district culture to deepen student learning

Date: Thursday, June 18th Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST   About the event How do districts leverage technology to deepen learning? It requires a cultural…

Hillsborough Township Public Schools goes completely 1:1 with Google for Education

Hillsborough Township Public Schools goes completely 1:1 with Google for Education

Date: Thursday, June 4th Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   About the event In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from educators at Hillsborough Township Public…

Redesigning Professional Learning with Video: Igniting District-Wide Leadership and Learning

Redesigning Professional Learning with Video: Igniting District-Wide Leadership and Learning

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   About the event We know, from the research, that teacher effectiveness is the single biggest…

3D Printing: From Classroom Applications to the International Space Station

3D Printing: From Classroom Applications to the International Space Station

      Date: Wednesday, May 14th Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST   In the technological world that we live in, we have many choices when…

Chardon Local Schools Connects Directly to First Responders with an Instant Line of Communication

Chardon Local Schools Connects Directly to First Responders with an Instant Line of Communication

      Date: Wednesday, May 13th Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST   Learn how Chardon Local Schools in Ohio has transformed safety for their students…

Beyond the 3 Rs: A Tool to Teach 21st Century Learning

Beyond the 3 Rs: A Tool to Teach 21st Century Learning

Date: Wednesday, April 29th Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   Your students are digital natives. They’ve always lived in a world with mobile devices and…