Professional Development

Articles: Professional Development

Lisa Gonzales is superintendent of the Portola Valley School District and vice president of Legislative Action for the Association of California School Administrators. Charles Young is associate superintendent for the Palo Alto Unified School District.
12/22/2014
Lisa Gonzales and Charles Young
Four elements of effective coaching and the impact of high emotional IQ
Teachers participate in an EdCamp session, where the PD agenda is not determined until they arrive.
12/18/2014
Matt Zalaznick
International network of free, one-day “unconferences” allow educators to set agenda
When it comes to instruction, new learning standards like the Common Core and technology will get the most attention in 2015. (Click to enlarge chart)
12/15/2014
Jessica Terrell
A 24/7 learning model—that’s personalized and partly controlled by students—will become more entrenched
11/21/2014
Alison DeNisco
More districts are searching internationally to find candidates for difficult-to-fill math and science positions

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