Start with a small cohort of teachers; provide professional learning opportunities to all teachers; include school leaders in the training. Those are some of the more obvious best practices tied to professional development for teachers learning how to teach to the Next Generation Science Standards, shared in a new guide published by NGSS.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Just as Dorothy already had what she needed to return home from Oz, schools and districts are already equipped to help teachers identify areas for continuous professional growth; they just need to know how to use their resources — and specifically, their evaluation systems — more effectively.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Adobe has released the latest versions of its e-learning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and its learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime. The two are designed to be used in conjunction as end-to-end solutions, or as standalone offerings, and are aimed toward specialists in learning and development, training and corporate HR departments.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services company, is launching “Access Your Potential,” a five-year, $320 million commitment that will focus on providing tools, training and mentorship to students, educators and guidance counselors across the United States, with the goal of closing the opportunity, education and skills gaps.
A new national initiative from Discovery Education and Tata Consultancy Services will provide professional development content to more than 20,000 teachers in the United States so that they can introduce computational thinking concepts in computer science education.
BloomBoard has partnered with four accredited universities to enable teachers who complete micro-credentials to earn graduate-level credit.
Beginning this summer, FRS will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.
PASCO Scientific in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association has selected three teachers for their annual awards program for middle and high school educators who have implemented inquiry-based and technology-infused STEM programs at their schools.
Schoology, a learning management system for K–12, higher education institutions and companies, is holding its fourth annual user conference to equip users with the skills and support needed to accelerate their school or institutional goals.
Districts with multiple makerspaces describe what works.