7 steps to more engaging professional development

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Most administrators and teachers share a common view of professional development: It's not always as productive as they hope or it takes valuable time away from more pressing…

Contemporary online PD for educators

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Educators looking for a unique professional development (PD) experience that relates textbook curriculum to real-world events and current issues now have a new, free online opportunity thanks to…

A more social form of professional development

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The state of Utah has adopted an innovative online platform for its 25,000 teachers that reinvents the notion of how professional development is experienced. The platform, called Teaching…

Helping teachers grasp mobile learning’s possibilities

In constructing ed-tech professional development, the focus should not be on teaching apps, but on helping educators grasp the instructional capabilities that exist in mobile, personalized, and differentiated…

How to have more meaningful iPad professional development

Often, the substantial investments schools make in purchasing iPads are woefully out of balance with the minimal investments they make in preparing teachers to use these new tools…