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September 30, 2014

Twitter Chat: Writing IEP Goals Aligned to Common Core State Standards

We're looking for solid tips for special educators who are working to write standards-based individualized education programs that connect to common-core standards in reading and math.

September 26, 2014

Edcamps: The Lil' PD That Could...

Edcamps can help you meet your Professional Development needs, and the Edcamp Foundation has the perfect short reference book to help you get there.

September 22, 2014

Connected Educator Month Is Coming!

Connected Educator Month (CEM)is just a little over a week away! This October marks the third year of CEM and will bring a treasure trove of virtual activities, live events and resources for educators around the globe. Originally spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Education, CEM strives to get more educators digitally connected to improve their practice. How will you be celebrating Connected Educator Month?

September 19, 2014

Does your Human Capital System Foster a Growth Mindset?

Did you know that people who believe they can develop their basic abilities have higher motivation and achievement than those who believe those qualities are fixed?

September 12, 2014

Coding and Computer Science Focus of New Online Learning Platform

Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org announced new free online learning resources to teach students computer science and provide teachers with professional development.

September 11, 2014

Convincing Teachers that Coaching Means Support, Not Obstruction

It took 11 months worth of work to initiate one trial of my startup's video coaching service at a school in Brooklyn. Teachers' reactions ranged from earnest curiosity to outright skepticism.

September 09, 2014

National Group for Chemistry Teachers Launches

The American Association of Chemistry Teachers, which is billing itself as the "first national chemistry association for K-12 teachers," is officially up and running as of this month.

September 04, 2014

Widening the Hoop on Teacher Evaluation

Raising the bar for teachers at the same time as raising the stakes for poor performance may set some districts up for teacher shortages.

September 04, 2014

Blended Learning Is for Teachers, Too

Innovative professional development initiatives infuse technology with in-person learning to enhance learning experiences for teachers.

September 02, 2014

Quitting the Evaluation Frenzy: Growing Teacher Quality Instead

Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.

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