Professional Development

Obama Revs Up 'Educate to Innovate' Campaign

President Obama Wednesday announced the expansion of the "Educate to Innovate" campaign, an initiative aimed at enhancing and encouraging STEM education throughout the country in order to allow the Unitee States to remain as competitive in scientific and technological research and innovation in the 21st century as it was in the 20th.

U Minnesota Grant To Boost Teacher Prep Programs

The University of Minnesota has been given a commitment of up to $4.5 million from the Bush Foundation to help restructure its College of Education and Human Development teacher preparation programs.

Universities Sign PBS TeacherLine for Teacher Continuing Ed

Three universities--Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant; Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID; and Madonna University in Livonia, MI--have joined 25 other institutions in granting teachers graduate credit for completing PBS TeacherLine courses.

GoingOn Shares New Community Platform for Educators

San Francisco start-up GoingOn has launched its open source community platform for educational institutions at Educause 2009. GoingOn Community bundles social networking, collaboration, and publishing technologies into an online service that allows educators to deploy an institution-wide network of user configured communities built around specific courses, programs, activities, or interests.

'But I Don't Want to Teach My Students How to Use Technology'

Not all faculty are actively engaged in using technology in their classrooms. For some, technical support or basic technology resources on their campuses may be lacking. But still others may be clinging to the idea that nothing has changed...

Radford U Replaces Instructor-Led Security Training with Awareity SaaS-Based Program

Radford University in Radford, VA has implemented a safety and security training program from Awareity.

Vincennes Hires Oxygen Ed To Build Gang Activity Online Training

Vincennes University in Ohio has signed Oxygen Education to help its police department develop online training to teach school administrators, community leaders, and other police departments how to recognize and react to suspected gang activity.

U Cincinnati Sees Online Enrollment Increasing as Programs Proliferate

The University of Cincinnati is projecting a 6.8 percent increase in online enrollments for this semester compared with fall 2008, an increase that's expected to account for half of the university's overall enrollment growth for 2009-2010.

Georgia Tech Looks To Shift Unemployed IT Pros into Teaching Careers

The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is looking to transform economic lemons into educational lemonade by shifting unemployed technology professionals into teaching careers.

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Wayne State Teaches Students How To Stay Safe in Campus Shootings

In its efforts to bolster campus safety, a large inner-city university is about to take a step that most institutions haven't: launching an online training program to teach students, faculty, and staff how to stay safe in an active shooter situation. Among the instructions: what to do if the student hears a gunshot in the building; what to do if a shooter comes into the classroom; what to do if somebody is injured....