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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 SAS data visualization software, the interactive online tool (eqdashboard.northcarolina.edu) enables citizens to analyze and display data on the UNC system’s efforts to prepare more and higher-quality teachers and school leaders for the state’s public schools. Creating an Educator Quality Dashboard for educational institutions, policymakers and the public was a key recommendation of the UNC Board of Governors Subcommittee on Teacher and School Leader Quality. The result is an easy-to-use way to...

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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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Teachscape now works with the Swivl robot for PD

Teachscape has partnered with Swivl to further support educators in video-based professional development. Through the partnership, educators can use the Swivl Robot, in conjunction with their mobile devices, to…

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Edmodo will host fifth annual EdmodoCon

On August 4, educators from around the globe will join the online educational conference, EdmodoCon, for a full day of professional development and learning. In its fifth year, EdmodoCon…

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ASCD notes Teacher Appreciation Week with free resources

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, ASCD has assembled a list of free professional development resources for teachers seeking to improve their practice. In addition to the free…

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TechShop launches maker space workshops for educators

Seizing hold of the booming maker movement, a new four-day workshop is aiming to walk educators through the steps of designing, equipping and operating successful, safe and inspirational…

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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,…

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edWeb launches video site for on-demand PD

edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community, is launching edWeb.TV, a PD-on-demand service that lets educators search and view edWeb's archive of more than…

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On-demand special ed PD links educators with evidence-based training

With the U.S. special education population having grown by 73 percent in the last three decades, school leaders, teachers and parents are looking for new ways to better…

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University pilots program to train math coaches

A new graduate program designed to prepare math coaches for elementary schools and help raise student math skills is being launched at the University of Maine at Farmington. The…

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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…