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February 05, 2015

Q&A: STEM Innovation Lessons Learned in Colo. District

Patty QuiƱones, the executive director of innovation for the St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado, talks about boosting STEM education at all levels.

February 04, 2015

Teachers as Researchers: Changing the Dynamics of PD

If we are to reform education, we need to start with empowering teachers. Consider rethinking professional development so that teachers can engage in inquiry projects.

February 02, 2015

Making Teacher Professional Development Decisions Based on Program Effectiveness

If the professional development experienced by teachers simply exposes teachers to new concepts that are never implemented, time and money is being squandered. Push for hard data on the impact of professional development programs.

January 29, 2015

Not on Twitter Yet? Why Not?

Not On Twitter Yet? Why Not? Here are some blogs that may inspire you to join!

January 28, 2015

Teachers Head to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of the Camp's Liberation

In commemoration, 25 teachers from across the U.S. and 10 other countries spent four days traveling through Poland, visiting museums and historical sites in Warsaw, Krakow, and Oswiecim.

January 22, 2015

Arts Integration (With Celebrity Visitors) May Help School Turnaround, Study Finds

Low-performing schools that implemented an arts integration program over two years showed improved attendance, fewer suspensions, and substantial gains in academic achievement, according to a new report.

January 22, 2015

Wilhoit: Common-Core Implementation Requires Better Teacher Recruiting and Support

In this final installment of my series on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, discusses the need to transform how we recruit, train, and develop our teachers and the consequences of failing to do so.

January 21, 2015

Education Week's Report Focuses on Building and Retaining Principals

The stories explore best practices and efforts across states and districts—from Maryland to Washington state—that aim to prepare strong principals and make the job more manageable.

January 20, 2015

From Egg to Twitterati: Turning Around the Tweet-less Conference

Twitter can be an amazing tool for connecting educators and facilitating professional learning. Utilizing this platform at face-to-face events like conferences can be particularly powerful. This post explores why this is and what to do when Twitter isn't getting traction with participants.

January 16, 2015

Do We All Need a Dose of Assessment Literacy?

Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.

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