Professional Development


Digital Promise Adds 16 Free Microcredentials

Digital Promise has added 16 new microcredentials to its portfolio, with the help of four different partners.

Research Finds Mostly White Ed Force Unready to Support Minority Students

Along with increased focus on supporting the needs of a diverse student body, the report also suggested that educator preparation programs emphasize field experience and "high-quality mentorship experiences" that tie to the coursework.

Report Defines State Policies for Future Teaching Workforce

The teaching community of the future will be equity-oriented, focused on continual improvement and committed to lifelong learning — but only if state policymakers set the right priorities.

Buena Vista U Online Master's Adds Teacher Tech Integration Track

Iowa's Buena Vista University is launching a new track within one of its online master's degrees that uses Discovery Education's streaming service and teacher professional learning community.

Free Workshop Focuses on STEM Teaching

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.

Soundtrap and Listenwise Partner for Podcast Professional Development

Soundtrap and Listenwise are collaborating to make it easier for teachers to help students create podcasts.

Report: The Right Policies Are Needed for Microcredentials to Succeed

Two education nonprofits examined the challenges and possibilities posed by the use of microcredentials as a structure for helping teachers get the professional learning they need.

New Performance Management System to Streamline Evaluations Across Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools is rolling out a new performance management system to handle teacher and staff evaluation across the district.

Microsoft Grant Covers CS Training for Miami-Dade Teachers

This train-the-trainer program is intended to develop capacity for teachers to deliver CS and technology-enabled lessons in their classrooms while also making CS education more inclusive and boosting the number and diversity of CS-savvy teachers.

Stronger Prep Pathways Could Help More Teacher Candidates Pass Licensing Exams

A new "action guide" from the National Council on Teacher Quality provides detailed steps that teacher preparation programs can take to strengthen and diversify the teacher workforce.

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