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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 for Teachers to provide educators with robust online training and support around the framework, schools across the district can ensure the effective implementation of the REACH Framework for Teaching. Teachscape Focus for Teachers will help educators in CPS fully understand the REACH Framework for Teaching, which was adapted from Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (FFT) and closely aligns to the domains and components of the FFT. Designed in partnership with ETS and based...

Professional Development (PD)
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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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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…

Upcoming Events

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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…

Upcoming Webinars

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…

How to be successful with Chromebooks in K-12 education

How to be successful with Chromebooks in K-12 education

Date: Tuesday, December 2nd,  Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST     Learn from the experts how Chromebooks are revolutionizing K-12 education. These low cost devices…

Archived Webinars

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…

E-rate 2.0- What You Need to Know

E-rate 2.0- What You Need to Know

This webinar is designed for IT professionals and administrators in K-12 education.  The federal government has launched the new E-Rate 2.0 program (July 2014) to provide funds to…

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

Chief Technology Officer Elizabeth Hoover and Technology Integration Coordinator Dan Foreman of Alexandria City Public Schools, VA (ACPS) discuss why, after using laptops for 11 years, they switched…