TeacherLine, from PBS, is a professional development web site designed for K-12 teachers, college instructors, and future teachers. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, TeacherLine is a series of modules produced by leading educators, education institutions, and companies. The video-rich, web-enabled modules guide educators toward integrating technology into their learning and teaching and are individualized, self-paced, and sequenced at various skill levels. The modules also can be used to earn certificates based on national and state technology standards. Certificates are awarded in four competency areas. “Technology Skills and Knowledge” focuses on how computers can be used effectively in the classroom. “Professional Practice” instructs teachers in how to use technology in their professional practices. “Teaching and Learning” teaches ways to adapt pedagogy to use technology in order to meet a variety of learning styles and student needs. Finally, “Curriculum and Assessment” focuses on integrating technology into curriculum, instruction, and assessment for specific content areas. Many of the valuable tools on the TeacherLine site are free with registration. Institutions license the TeacherLine professional development modules on an annual basis. To see if you are affiliated with a licensed institution, check with your school district’s professional development office or school of education. The site is a great professional development resource for teachers who want to join the ranks of the truly tech-savvy.
http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline/