Using Micro-Credentials for Competency-Based Professional Development

Virtually all educators believe that professional development is important to keep their teaching skills sharp and participate in their districts approximately 30 hours per year of required professional development. Almost three-quarters of teachers also participate in informal professional development according to a new report from Digital Promise. However, educators’ satisfaction with formal professional development such … Read More

What’s Not Working in Professional Development?

If you believe some startling new research, the answer is that most of what we are currently providing in teacher professional development is ineffective. As we mentioned in the back-to-school trends update, a new report called The Mirage from TNTP, a nonprofit formerly known as The New Teacher Project, claims that despite that we say … Read More

edWeb Provides Valuable Professional Learning for Educators

edWeb.net, the professional social and learning network for the education community, has received the 2012 Edublog Award for ‘Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators.’ edWeb hosted over 140 free webinars in 2012 on a wide variety of topics. Schools and districts are using edWeb as a high quality, convenient, and free way to … Read More