“Personalization” has become the norm in districts trying to customize digital tools, instruction, and schedules to meet individual students’ needs. But K-12 leaders are also demanding customization in another area: professional development.
Many teachers find themselves in a bittersweet situation at the start of the new school year. Often, their school has used the summer break to launch new technology initiatives. What can teachers do to make this transition go smoothly?
As a vendor, education conferences meant hawking candy and key chains. As an attendee, I had authentic conversations and interactions.
States and school districts would see new money for teacher-training, “personalized learning,” and other efforts under a $200 million budget proposal from President Obama.
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.
Moving towards performance coaching instead of lecture-based professional development can be a game changer for teacher quality.
A professional association of district technology leaders is offering advice to school officials on how they can transform schools using digital tools.
Generating sustained interest in its new, free teacher-training venture will require Coursera to partner with districts, a new analysis argues.