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Video: Trends in Professional Development for Teachers
In this video blog post, Kate discusses trends in professional development that hold promise for making ongoing teacher training more helpful and effective and appreciated by participants. Teachers often provide professional development for their colleagues over blogs, through teacher social networks or over lunch in their school using methods such as a blended learning environment, incorporating technology in the classroom and differentiation. Watch the video now!
To learn more about professional development for teachers and the topics discussed in this video, please see these important sources:
- Teacher-Leadership Degrees Aim to Fill Career Gaps by Anthony Rebora, October 30th, 2012: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/10/31/10leaders.h32.html
- Catlin Tucker’s blog entry about Techy Teacher Tuesdays: http://catlintucker.com/2012/09/techy-teacher-tuesday-offer-free-informal-pd-on-your-campus/
- Parents, teachers say “exorbitant spending” costs students their education by LaDonna Beeker: http://www.wistv.com/story/20074981/parents-teachers-say-exorbitant-spending-costs-students-their-education?clienttype=printable