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Moving teachers from isolation to elevation

Sarah Brown Wessling
August, 2016
Sarah Brown Wessling is an author and laureate emeritus for the nonprofit Teaching Channel.

Many teachers find themselves isolated in classrooms without the right training or support. Others receive only one or two afternoons of PD per year. The need for more effective professional development for teachers is especially important right now, with new academic standards being introduced across the country.

Modernizing teaching in New York

Alison DeNisco
August, 2016
Learning to lead: Teachers met in New York City in June to build initiatives they designed to improve their schools.

Teachers who have taken on school leadership roles across New York state gathered this past June for the first time to refine initiatives designed to improve their schools.

Personalizing Professional Learning

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
August, 2016

Professional development is a key component of any district, but what takes professional learning to the next level of engagement and effectiveness is being able to differentiate and personalize professional growth for each teacher or administrator.

Microcredentials provide highly personalized PD

Alison DeNisco
July, 2016
Teachers from Kettle Morain School District in Milwaukee complete a microcredential to receive a salary increase.

Few teachers receive individualized professional development, though many are expected to personalize learning for students. Microcredentials—digital badges that teachers earn by learning a skill and demonstrating mastery through student results—offer a PD pathway designed to be highly differentiated and engaging.

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