Professional Development – Education

Teachers Share Resources for Teaching Online During Coronavirus School Closures
March 15, 2020



How do you create an engaging environment during online learning? How do you make sure students are getting the support and learning they need, despite a potential lack of resources and access? 
These are just some of the questions teachers are grappl...
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When Teaching Media Literacy, Which News Sources Are Credible? Even Teachers Don't Agree
March 4, 2020


It's pretty much an axiom among history teachers: Don't put your thumb on the scale when discussing political current events with K-12 students. Make sure all students feel safe voicing their opinions. Give students a range of perspectives and allow them to an...
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Research Center's Leadership Professional-Development Program Had No Impact. Why?
November 16, 2019



In a (IES), researchers found that the professional development offered by the Center of Educational Leadership (CEL) at the University of Washington had very little to no impact on stud...
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Putting the 'Professional' Back in Teacher Professional Development
October 22, 2019




Teachers are the experts of the classroom, educators agreed at a recent forum. So why aren't they leading most professional development?
Empowering educators so they can take charge of their own learning was the focus of two panel discussions ...
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Kudzu Bricks, Tiny Homes, and Glow-in-the-Dark Horseshoes: Innovation in Rural Kentucky Schools
September 13, 2019



What can be done with the invasive plant species kudzu? How can we build more tiny houses for people in the community? How can people who ride horses at night be safer?  ...
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A Gap in Teacher Training: Working With Students Who Have Concussions
June 12, 2019



A growing number of children have experienced a brain injury—yet most teachers have never learned in preparation or professional development how to work with them. 
A traumatic brain injury can be caused by youth sports, car accidents, or any ot...
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Hacking the Boston Public Schools' Innovation Incubator
April 24, 2019



The Boston public school district (BPS) is discovering that designing the future is not just about ideas but also about making ideas happen. We wanted to build an experience that says "yes" to the unconventional, embraces ambiguity, and celebrates...
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Why We Need Transformative Learning Experiences
April 23, 2019


Over 20 years ago, I took my 3rd grade class to Yosemite National Park in the middle of winter. My students (from Oakland, Calif.) had never been in the mountains or seen snow. We cross-country skied through Sequoia trees, hiked in the Valley, marveled at icicles, and sa...
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Why Teachers Pay Teachers, Teachers of Instagram, and Teach Your Heart Out Are Not the Signs of the Apocalypse You Think They Are
April 9, 2019


I had breakfast last weekend with an amazing, award-winning teacher I adore. We talked shop with all the gusto and excitement characte...
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