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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 community events with an average attendance of 3,500 educators from all around the world. Since 2006, the Streamathon has provided attendees with effective ways to integrate digital  [ Read More ]...

Professional Development (PD)
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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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Empowering superintendents in the digital age

Superintendents lead. They are charged with preparing students to be college-, career-, and life-ready, and with enabling a 21st-century learning environment. Increasingly, this means leveraging digital technologies to…

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8 ways school leaders can support the digital transition

Administrators at the local, district, and state levels are essential to leading and supporting the digital transition in schools across the nation, and at a Sept. 29 summit,…

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5 steps to a problem-solving classroom culture

Problem solving is one of today’s top skills—and the math classroom is one of the best places to help students build these skills.…

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Teacher leaders meet in online community

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators…

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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,…

Upcoming Webinars

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

Date: Wednesday, November 5th,  Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST   Fairfield County Schools, a small, high poverty school district in South Carolina is changing the…

E-rate 2.0- What You Need to Know

E-rate 2.0- What You Need to Know

Date: Tuesday, October 28th,  Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST   Please join us on October 28 for a valuable seminar designed for IT professionals and…

Why Alexandria City Public Schools switched from laptops to the tablet-based Amplify System

Why Alexandria City Public Schools switched from laptops to the tablet-based Amplify System

Date: Wednesday, October 29th, Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST  Chief Technology Officer Elizabeth Hoover and Technology Integration Coordinator Dan Foreman of Alexandria City Public Schools,…

Archived Webinars

Going Google with UCPS – one of the largest school districts in North Carolina

Going Google with UCPS – one of the largest school districts in North Carolina

Hear how UCPS is leveraging the Lenovo X131e Chromebook and the power of Google Apps for Education to transform the learning culture of one of the largest school…

Oakland Unified School District chooses Google for a personalized learning platform

Oakland Unified School District chooses Google for a personalized learning platform

In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from John Krull, Information Technology Officer at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) which is California’s most improved urban school district for the…

Skills in Demand

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Skills in Demand; Uncovering the Common Skills for High Paying, High Growth Jobs of the Near Future School district and state level education leaders are charged with developing and…

Enabling the classrooms of tomorrow

Enabling the classrooms of tomorrow

Classrooms are changing and are no longer bound to the traditional physical boundaries. Many students now expect immediate access to information and applications anytime, anywhere for learning and…

Using Google for Education tools to address assessments and the achievement gap at Val Verde District

Using Google for Education tools to address assessments and the achievement gap at Val Verde District

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Val Verde Unified School District, a rural district with 22 schools (and growing) spread out among Moreno Valley, outside of LA. Val…

Google for Education: New Caney Independent School District Embarks on 1:1 with Chromebooks

Google for Education: New Caney Independent School District Embarks on 1:1 with Chromebooks

In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Dustin Hardin, Director of Technology at New Caney Independent School District. You’ll hear about the three year journey New Caney ISD…