Professional Development


Critics Slam NCTQ Teacher Prep Review

A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) rating teacher education programs has been widely criticized by the education community.

Teacher Prep Review Finds Most Teacher Education Dismal

A new extensive report out by the National Council on Teacher Quality says that only four institutions of higher education in the United States out of 1,130 deserve the highest rating in its evaluation of teacher education programs.

Faculty Training? Head to Bee School

Faculty take the fall for too many failed IT initiatives. It's time to focus on what IT departments are doing to drive faculty away.

5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT

5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT

Faculty development remains one of the biggest impediments to the wider use of technology in education. CT looks at five strategies that schools have implemented successfully to increase faculty engagement.

Adobe Connect Mobile 2.1 Expands Virtual Classroom Support

Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.

Santa Clara U To Train 100 Educators in Blended Learning

More than 100 teachers from Catholic schools run by the Diocese of San Jose will participate in a year of professional development to earn a certificate in blended learning in an effort to improve educational outcomes for students.

Schools of Education To Offer Free Teacher Professional Development on Coursera

Seven schools of education have banded together to work with massive open online course provider Coursera to offer free online professional development courses for teachers and others.

Adobe Re-Launches Online Community for Educators

Following a site analysis and evaluation of user feedback, Adobe has re-launched Education Exchange, its free online community for educators with new features, including social media capabilities, and a new design. is available now, after the company evaluated user feedback and conducted a site analysis.

Grant To Fund Video Repository of Teaching Excellence in Math and Science

A consortium of education organizations will be developing an online repository of classroom videos to help new teachers learn from master instructors how to teach math and science topics in third through sixth grades.

Open Resource Training 101

Here are four professional development hurdles that come up during OER rollouts on campus and a few good strategies for overcoming these issues.