Teacher PD

How teachers improve their instructional practices by earning credentials, receiving coaching, attending conferences, and collaborating

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What’s Wrong With Teacher PD for Technology—and How to Make It Better
Too often, the training is focused on the technology rather than the learning goals or it is not as practical as teachers need it to be.
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Professional Development Opinion Here's a Way Forward With Challenging Students
Giving teachers a chance to use their expertise can have stellar results, write two researchers.
Bryan Mascio & Hunter Gehlbach, September 7, 2022
4 min read
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Professional Development Opinion What's the Best Professional-Development Advice? Teachers and Students Have Their Say
Becoming a better teacher starts with being respectful and using common sense.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 2, 2022
6 min read
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Professional Development Opinion 6 Myths About Teacher Professional Development
What's working and what can we do better to make PD the solution it's intended to be? Scholars take a crack at it.
Rick Hess, August 29, 2022
5 min read
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Classroom Technology 5 Big Technology Challenges Teachers and Administrators Will Face This School Year
Grappling with cybersecurity and what to do with all those new devices are big ones.
Alyson Klein, August 26, 2022
5 min read
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Equity & Diversity In a State With an Anti-CRT Law, a New Initiative Seeks to Coach Schools on Equity
Seventy-four Kentucky districts are scheduled to begin coaching sessions next month as part of the pioneering program.
Eesha Pendharkar, August 24, 2022
5 min read
Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
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Professional Development Video What is LETRS? How One PD Program is Dominating ‘Science of Reading’ Efforts
A professional development program based on the science of reading has exploded in popularity, but does it work?
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Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
Monica Littlefield teaches reading skills to her first grade class at Eastern Elementary School in Washington, N.C., on May 23, 2022.
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Reading & Literacy Project What Is LETRS? Why One Training Is Dominating 'Science of Reading' Efforts
The intensive, expensive teacher training has boomed—but what does it include? And does it work?
Sarah Schwartz, July 20, 2022
12 min read
Professional Development Spotlight Spotlight on Professional Development
This Spotlight will empower you with insights and advice for turning challenges into opportunities for professional development, and more.
July 15, 2022
Teachers discuss newly learned content and the connection to their own curriculum in preparation for developing customized lesson plans during a session on July 11, 2022.
Florida teachers discuss ways to tie newly learned content to their own curriculum this week in a University of Florida program on using artificial intelligence to identify fossilized shark teeth.
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Professional Development Shark Teeth, Steinbeck, and More: Teachers Use Summer to Deepen Their Own Learning
Summer enrichment programs provide opportunities for teachers to bring new perspectives to lessons—and many are free.
Williamena Kwapo, July 13, 2022
5 min read
Professional Development Opinion How Video Has Improved Instructional Coaching
Letting teachers see inside each other’s classrooms and practices has helped teacher development and school culture.
Sharon Boothe, June 21, 2022
3 min read
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How School Leaders Can Support Social-Emotional Learning (and Retain Teachers, Too)
The teachers surveyed felt more prepared to teach SEL when they believed their school leaders supported their personal well-being.
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Professional Development Opinion How to Build Your Own Professional Development
The authors of a self-directed learning guide for educators of multilingual learners talk about how teachers can hone their craft.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 2, 2022
9 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Decrease Suspensions. Here's What New Research Shows
A half-hour training program can change teachers' approach to discipline.
Jason Okonofua & Greg Walton, May 18, 2022
4 min read
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Does your school have these five critical security features?
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