Professional Development

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.

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.

EdX Certificate Programs Aim to Deliver Immediate Pathways to Careers

New edX programs, created in collaboration with industry professionals and universities, are designed to build or advance critical skills for in-demand careers like software development and data science.

UT San Antonio and Partners to Open Tech High School

The University of Texas at San Antonio will bring its teaching expertise and other academic support to a STEM and business high school opening this fall.

Penn State and Educause Debut Mentoring Program for Instructional Designers

A new professional development program from Penn State University and Educause is pairing up instructional designers for mentoring and collaboration.

Adobe Releases Latest Versions of Captivate and Captivate Prime

Adobe has released the latest versions of its e-learning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and its learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime. The two are designed to be used in conjunction as end-to-end solutions, or as standalone offerings, and are aimed toward specialists in learning and development, training and corporate HR departments.

Fourth Annual Schoology User Conference Scheduled for Chicago This July

Schoology, a learning management system for K–12, higher education institutions and companies, is holding its fourth annual user conference to equip users with the skills and support needed to accelerate their school or institutional goals.

What to See at SXSWedu 2017

Here are our picks for the sessions, workshops and panels that belong on your schedule next week in Austin.

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