Professional Development

8/20/2013

8/20/2013
Surrounded by colorful number cards, beads and blocks, dozens of elementary teachers from across Louisville sat inside a packed training room last week, learning a new way of teaching math that focuses on problem-solving and in-depth understanding.

8/14/2013

8/14/2013
If you could travel back in time, what career advice would you give yourself? This question was posed to current and former private sector CIOs. They were asked to write letters to their former selves, and this is what they had to say.
8/14/2013
As students head back to school for the start of the 2013–14 school year, ASCD—the international education association—offers a new selection of professional development opportunities to enable educators at every level to support the success of each learner.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide educators with free, ongoing virtual professional development (PD) trainings on the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards.
8/7/2013
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce that its monthly magazine, the School Administrator, has received national recognition in two publication competitions.
8/7/2013
Change is hard. Trying new things engages a fear of the unknown that makes most people uncomfortable. Here, Liz B. Davis, director of education technology at Belmont Hill School (Boston, Mass.), discusses ways she has found success managing resistance to change.
8/7/2013
Classrooms at Robertsdale Elementary (Bay Minette, Ala.) were filled with teachers recently. The "students" were there for a first-of-its-kind Digital Renaissance Conference designed to put the latest learning tools in teachers' hands.
8/7/2013
Christine Baker, technology coordinator for Brentwood Elementary School (Pensacola, Fla.) is one of 11 educators who gave a presentation at the EdModoCon 2013 live online conference. She shared information about tools and techniques being used in the Brentwood classrooms.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has appointed Susan Race as the association’s director of professional development.
7/31/2013
With the many professional educational technology resources available to the K12 community today, it’s imperative that we transition from episodic and ineffective models to an interactive environment that is digitally-based and connected 24/7.

7/29/2013

7/29/2013
The idea that teachers have the summer off is something of a myth: many are spending their summer writing curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards, taking classes, and working with students.

7/26/2013

7/26/2013
Twelve middle-school science teachers from Riverside and San Bernardino counties (Calif.) spent three days earlier this week in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside to participate in a national pilot program requiring the use of a rich, web-based environment designed for teachers to reflect on their classroom practice.

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