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May 20, 2013

Should Coaches Participate in Teacher Evaluation?

I'm in an argument with my central office supervisors over the direction that our coaching program is going. They would like to link coaching with teacher evaluation and often talk about coaching as something to do to ineffective teachers.

May 20, 2013

New 'MOOC' Teacher PD Project Enlists Prominent Museums

Coursera is partnering with museums, not just teacher colleges, in a new effort to provide teacher professional development through "massively open online courses."

May 17, 2013

Making Teachers

Independent school teachers tend to exist within cultures that are highly immersive: in 21st-century independent schools it is hard for a new or newish teacher not to be constantly watched, engaged in conversations about practice and about kids, and otherwise offered a great deal of formal and informal on-the-job training from a number of experienced sources. Generally smaller classes and relatively small and intense school communities make it relatively easy for schools to monitor and offer essentially real-time feedback to early-career teachers.

May 16, 2013

Adoption of New Science Standards May Start With Rhode Island

Rhode Island may become the first state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

May 15, 2013

PD Program Targets Cross-Curricular Reading and Confidence

At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.

May 13, 2013

Join Education Week Webinar on New Education Entrepreneurship Programs

Education Week is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern, on universities creating programs in K-12 entrepreneurship.

May 03, 2013

Poll: AFT Members Support Both Common Core and High-Stakes Moratorium

In an encore to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten's speech in New York City this week, which called for a moratorium on high stakes linked to common-core testing, the union released the results of a poll on how members perceive the new standards.

May 02, 2013

Are Your Systems Adapting Interdependently, or Just in Parts?

The purpose of any single part of an education system is realized only when those components are interconnected to achieve the vision of college- and career-readiness for every student.

May 02, 2013

Wait! School Leaders Need Professional Development Too?

Professional development isn't about wallowing in our own self-pity, it's about establishing and fostering real learning opportunities.

May 01, 2013

Teacher Training Enters A 'MOOC' World

A provider of MOOCs plans to begin some teacher-training modules, and will partner with a number of teacher colleges.

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