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March 02, 2013
February 28, 2013
Teachers involved in high-level educational programs such as Advanced Placement say digital tools are essential for instruction, a new survey finds.
February 22, 2013
Elementary school educators are more likely than their high school peers to see technological know-how as an important school-leadership skill, a survey reveals.
February 19, 2013
Catching up with our public school counterparts, lots of independent schools talk about creating professional cultures, even professional learning communities or "communities of practice." It's about damn time, and mercifully little talk of "value-added" models.
February 16, 2013
we have been told that the only way schools can improve is through "scalable" reforms. What does that mean? It means that whenever we come up with some great initiative, the only way it can make a difference is if it can be packaged and replicated. There is certainly value in sharing great models, and many can be built upon and re-created anew. But I believe there is an underlying bias towards uniform solutions that are packaged and sold as innovations.
February 14, 2013
Professional Development is not defined by what someone else provides for us.
February 12, 2013
The professional-development implications of a K-12 system that deems all teachers to be effective or better.
February 11, 2013
Higher use of digital tools among aspiring teachers has led to a more self-directed approach to teacher preparation, concludes a new report.
February 08, 2013
Pearson and the School Improvement Network have announced a partnership they say will expand schools' access to online teacher professional development and other resources.
February 08, 2013
The Southern Regional Education Board has created an online site offering demonstration videos developed by teachers to help their colleagues improve their teaching.