Professional Development

4/10/2012

4/10/2012

Matt McClure, superintendent of Cross County Schools in Cherry Valley, Ark., and Liliana Aguas, a teacher at Leconte Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif., were announced as winners of ASCD's prestigious 2012 Outstanding Young Educator Award.

4/10/2012

TalentEd Perform, cloud-based teacher evaluation software from Netchemia, LLC, has been selected by Tulsa Public Schools as the technology to provide an online framework for their newly-developed TLE teacher evaluation system. 

4/9/2012

4/9/2012

The Illinois State Board of Education has chosen the Consortium for Educational Change and Teachscape to improve teaching practice, to provide an online system by which to train and assess all of Illinois’ teacher evaluators.

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

The education experts at School Improvement Network released a white paper that offers strategies and resources for solving classroom management challenges.

4/5/2012

Classroom observers can more easily conduct classroom observations in schools that are lacking stable Internet connectivity with Teachscape's iPad application for Teachscape Reflect Live. 

4/4/2012

4/4/2012

On May 1, 2012, School Improvement Network will release LivePlanner, along with a new LiveBook by Heidi Hayes Jacobs, to provide step-by-step help for aligning classroom practice with the Common Core Standards

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

To help teachers transition from current classroom instruction to the Common Core State Standards, Kaplan K12 Learning Services and Teach For America are teaming up to provide teachers with instructional resources. 

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

Observe4success has changed its name but not its focus—to offer an efficient yet practical tool for administrators to observe and enhance effective teaching practice and classroom cultures. 

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

On Feb. 23, Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools, celebrated his three-year anniversary on Twitter. Anderson began exploring Twitter in 2009 as a way of finding people with similar interests, opposing views, and resources on integrating technology in the classroom to share with teachers and staff in his district of 57,000 students.

3/28/2012

Classroom walkthroughs are one thing that make a difference in Mooresville N.C. Graded School District, a district that the U.S. Department of Education uses as a prime example of districts doing it right.

3/28/2012

Educators are finding a new way to organize and collaborate resources for transition to the Common Core, curriculum mapping, and classroom activities.

3/22/2012

3/22/2012

On May 1st, 2012, School Improvement Network will release the very first LiveBook, a new, interactive online professional development that will revolutionize the way books are published. 

3/21/2012

3/21/2012

ASCD will launch a series of six institutes focusing on supporting implementation of the new English language arts standards May 8 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Six institutes will commence on May 15 in Jacksonville, Fla., that focus on the math standards. 

3/20/2012

3/20/2012

To assist states and school districts as they undertake the critical task of developing and launching next-generation educator effectiveness systems, Pearson unveiled a new guide, "Evaluating Teachers and Principals: Developing Fair, Valid, and Reliable Systems."



3/19/2012

3/19/2012

In addition to complete registration opportunities, Follett recently announced it will make available single-day passes for its annual conference March 21-23 in Schaumburg, Ill.

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