Professional Development


Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing

Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

State Giving Some College Students a Free Ride if They're Willing to Become STEM Teachers

Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.

Crayola Launches CreatED — PD for Educators with Focus on Arts

Crayola, the crayon and coloring company, has launched its first professional development (PD) and learning program for teachers, called creatED.

MeTEOR Education Releases ‘Humanizing the Education Machine’ Companion Workbook

MeTEOR Education is out with a companion workbook for "Humanizing the Education Machine: How to Create Schools that Turn Disengaged Kids Into Inspired Learners." The new "Humanizing the Education Machine: Thinking Guide" builds on ideas from the book and allows readers to personalize them for specific communities, schools, classrooms and learning goals.

DreamBox Debuts Data-Driven Professional Development for Math Teachers

DreamBox Learning is out with a professional development solution that leverages real-time student data from the company's adaptive learning platform for mathematics.

Calibration Tool to Standardize Educator Evaluations at 7 Illinois School Districts

Several school districts in Illinois are looking to improve inter-relatability and consistency for educator evaluations with a tool from Performance Matters to help standardize the process.

Personalized Learning Residency Places Teachers at Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools (SPS), known for its personalized learning model used by 300-plus schools across the United States, Thursday launched a new teacher residency program that places residents at SPS sites to engage in project-based learning.

Biggest Challenges Facing K–12 STEM Ed: PD, Accountability Systems, CS Curricula

Mining two years’ worth of expert feedback, a nonprofit has identified six root causes to more than 100 issues facing STEM education today. The resulting “Grand Challenges” interactive map is a two-year project from 100Kin10 based on input from teachers, principals, nonprofit leaders, researchers, policymakers, union representatives and other education stakeholders within its network.

Kentucky Initiative Wants K–12, College Students to Reach for Cloud Careers

With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.

Rural Maine Afterschool PD Program Gets $1.85 million NSF Grant for Online Video Coaching

A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM coaches educators as well as librarians on how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.

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