The three new modules for teachers focus on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of blended learning and were designed to be relevant and accessible for all teachers.
- By Christopher Piehler
The 50 largest school districts in the United States spend an average of $18,000 per teacher, per year on professional development, but only 30 percent of teachers demonstrated a substantial improvement in instruction over a two- to three-year period, according to a new report from TNTP, a national nonprofit organization founded by teachers.
The three new offerings address professional development, coaching and STEM curriculum development.
This list of four tips and four tools will allow every educator to create lessons and units that can help make all of your students better digital citizens.
The toolkit will include a framework for revamping relevant job descriptions, roles and evaluation rubrics for school librarians. Project Connect will also create videos, webinars, whitepapers and possibly micro credentials that librarians and others can earn.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
According to Lexia Learning's survey of more than 200 educators at the recent ISTE conference, only 35 percent of teachers have a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction.
The Solutions Portal includes training materials, presentations, videos, activity guides and planning guides on subjects such as instructional strategies, leadership development, educational technology, formative assessment and math and science education.
With the first round of computer-based Common Core assessments complete, here are a handful of tech tools that will help teachers and students prepare for the next round.
- By Anna Martin, Shannon Smith, Jesse Wray
Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.
At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.