News Tag: Professional Development

Friday, February 26, 2016

Donald J. Peurach contributes blog to Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Tags: expertise, instructional improvement, perch, professional development, teaching and learning

“Excitement and Challenge on the Cutting Edge of Reform: An Observer’s Perspective on NIC Initiation,” a blog by Donald J. Peurach, has been posted on the website of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Deborah Rivas-Drake awarded Spencer Midcareer Grant

Tags: diversity and social justice, professional development, rivas-drake

Deborah Rivas-Drake has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Spencer Foundation. The Spencer Midcareer Grant is designed to enrich the work of academic midcareer scholars, by providing support for those who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives, or methodological tools.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Elizabeth Birr Moje named chair of foundation scholar selection committee

Tags: awards, moue, professional development

Elizabeth Birr Moje has been selected to serve as chair of the Scholars Selection Committee of the William T. Grant Foundation. Moje has served on the Selection Committee as a member for the past four years. With her appointment, Moje becomes the first former William T. Grant Scholar to serve as chair.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kim Cameron quoted in Crain’s story on leadership training for DPS

Tags: cameron, expertise, professional development

A story in Crain’s Detroit Business on leadership training for Detroit Public Schools staff quotes Kim S. Cameron, who will lead the effort. "We will start right away,” he said. “We will start with senior leadership in the system and we will also identify some other people who we identify as positive energizers, people who have impact on the system because of their positive energy."

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Michelle Madden and Nell Duke assist Ann Arbor Public Schools during professional development days

Tags: duke, professional development

Michelle Madden and Nell Duke assisted Ann Arbor Public Schools staff during two staff professional development days held recently. Teachers are required to put in a certain amount of hours of professional development to maintain their teaching licenses. In this way, they stay up-to-date on the latest teaching strategies, requirements and technologies.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Deborah Ball and the Grand Rapids Elementary Mathematics Laboratory are featured on

Tags: ball, common core, digital signage, educational studies, elementary education, k-12, mathematics education, professional development, teacher education, teachingworks

The annual endeavor simultaneously helps fifth-grade students with their mathematics skills and knowledge while providing professional development to teachers.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

In the NY Times, Deborah Ball comments on using videos of teaching for professional development

Tags: ball, digital signage, professional development, technology

With many thousands of hours of videos being collected by numerous agencies, she says "as much effort needs to be put into how to use this stuff as collecting tons of it."

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barry Fishman discusses online professional development for teachers in Education Week

Tags: digital signage, educational studies, fishman, instructional improvement, k-12, professional development, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality, teaching and learning, technology

He says "The expansion of good online materials and easy access has put the control of this type of learning back into teachers' hands."

Monday, May 21, 2012

Deborah Ball says teacher education integral to successful education reform

Tags: ball, digital signage, educational studies, policy, professional development, teacher education, teachingworks

The U.S. education system needs to do a better job of identifying the core capabilities of great teachers and provide coaching, mentoring, and support to enable teachers to develop those capabilities.

Monday, May 09, 2011

4T VirtualCon: Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology

Tags: elementary education, instructional improvement, k-12, master of arts with certification, professional development, secondary education, teacher education, teaching and learning, technology

A four-day, online opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Barry Fishman featured in an article on online professional development in Scholastic Administr@tor magazine

Tags: digital signage, fishman, professional development, teaching and learning, technology

Fishman's research comparing outcomes between online and face-to-face professional development programs are featured in the Winter 2011 issue of Scholastic Administr@tor. Preliminary findings from Fishman's six-year-long research study show no differences in outcomes between online and in-person training.

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