Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
All Blog Posts With professional development Tag or Category
July 28, 2014
July 22, 2014
The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.
July 21, 2014
A new app developed by a Pennsylvania teacher lets educators catalog and store classroom evidence that their work is meeting new evaluation standards.
July 17, 2014
Teachers are actively engaged with student learning and their own professional development during the summer.
July 16, 2014
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, we'll be holding a Twitter chat exploring summer learning for both students and educators.
July 16, 2014
BookMarks shares two book lists recently published on Education Week's Opinion blog K-12 Schools Beyond the Rhetoric.
July 15, 2014
Recently I spoke at ISTE and wrote about how we need to take back our PD. One of the things I mentioned that has been getting quite a few follow up questions is the idea of Teacher IEPs, aka Individual EXPLORATION Plans. So here is a quick blog post about the concept, and how to make it your own!
July 12, 2014
Recently I gave an Ignite talk at ISTE. Afterward, folks wanted to know where they could review some of the ideas I had mentioned. So... I went through my slides and tried to type out basically what I said for you below! Here it is (approximately), with the slides. (Side Note: I hope to turn this into a longer presentation someday! Because... I love PD!)
July 08, 2014
Too many leaders view change as an act of replacing one thing for another or an act to incorporate something new in an existing system. It takes courage to look in the mirror and ask if we can see and understand what needs to change and if we know how to lead others through the process.
July 03, 2014
When it comes to professional learning and building relationships in schools, we should not have the "Do as I say, not as I do" philosophy.