Professional Development


Report: Faculty Support Lacking for Wide Adoption of Digital Learning

Most colleges and universities cover digital learning in their strategic plan, and a large number have made it a core aspect of their plans. Yet, execution is uneven and digital learning hasn't come close to meeting administrator or faculty expectations, according to new data from Babson Survey Research Group and Tyton Partners.

Shippensburg University Professor Named National Science Teachers Association President-Elect

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.

CUE Fills Remaining Officer Board Positions

CUE, a nonprofit education corporation committed to advancing education innovation through professional development, pedagogy and advocacy, has filled the remaining four positions on its nine-member officer board.

Steve Hargadon Wants Tech — and Individuals — to Revolutionize Education

Steve Hargadon wants a revolution in education. He is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, a social networking website for educators, as well as a vehicle for online and in-person educational conferences. During the ISTE conference in San Antonio, TX, Hargadon will present at three sessions.

Microsoft Boosts OneNote Accessibility, Offers Free Accessibility Training Course for Educators

Microsoft has unveiled new accessibility features for OneNote, the company's collaborative note-taking app for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.

Only 16 Teacher Prep Programs Ranked as 'Top Tier' in New Report

The NCTQ's latest report, "Landscapes in teacher prep: Undergraduate secondary," found that a widespread problem among the programs knocked off the list were a lack of content preparation for science and social studies teacher candidates.

U of Colorado Denver Teacher Training Program Turns to Video

It wasn’t too long ago that instructors within University of Colorado Denver’s ASPIRE to Teach Alternative Teacher Licensure Program would drive from classroom to classroom all over the Centennial State to train new K–12 teachers. Now, the program utilizes video coaching to support more than 200 teachers across 25 school districts statewide.

Fashioning a Framework for Maker Education

Jaclyn Gerstein will be presenting at two sessions during the ISTE conference: “A Framework for Maker Education: Frontloading and Reflecting on Maker Experiences,” on Sunday, June 25; and “Design Thinking and Universal Design for Learning for Makerspaces, STEM and STEAM” on Monday, June 26.

Indiana U Expands Active Learning Initiative

Indiana University's Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, a program launched in fall 2015 that supports faculty teaching, research and classroom design for active learning environments, has expanded to five of the institution's regional campus.

2U Acquires GetSmarter for $103 Million to Expand Non-Degree Alternatives

The deal accelerates two of 2U’s strategic growth initiatives: expanding internationally and offering non-degree alternatives.

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