Professional Development

ETLO Webinar: Self-Paced PD

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03/22/2016
Free Webinar

From 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET, EDC's EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) invites you to take part in the free ETLO Webinar “Interactive Self-Paced Online Professional Development.” ETLO Director Kirsten Peterson and Moira Rodgers, Director of Professional and Online Learning at TEC, will explore the instructional design process of creating engaging self-paced courses and discuss the process of offering these courses as a way to fulfill licensure renewal requirements.

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Urban District Research: How Much Do Teachers’ Evaluations and Professional Learning Align?

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Karen Shakman brings significant expertise in collaborative research, policy analysis, and evaluation. Most recently, her work has focused on advancing the field's knowledge of educator effectiveness sytems and illuminating barriers and facilitators to sustaining K-12 education reforms. As the lead researcher for REL Northeast & Islands' Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance (NEERA), she supports educational leaders at the state and district levels who are managing the design and implementation of new educator evaluation systems, and works to deepen their understanding of program evaluation, research design, and data analysis. In this post, originally published on the REL Northeast and Islands’ blog, she describes the experience of studying the alignment between teacher evaluation and professional learning within a large New England district and reflects on the effect of the study's findings at the state level.

Karen Shakman brings significant expertise in collaborative research, policy analysis, and evaluation. Most recently, her work has focused on advancing the field's knowledge of educator effectiveness sytems and illuminating barriers and facilitators to sustaining K-12 education reforms.

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The Power and Promise of a Digital Tool for Teaching Inquiry Science

Tue, 03/15/2016

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EDC researchers Katherine Paget, Jackie Miller, and Bill Tally

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an initiative to redesign a print teacher guide for the genetics unit of EDC's Foundation Science: Biology high school curriculum and to research its use by teachers. This paper presents findings from two case studies of teachers' implementation of the eTG in their high school science classrooms.

The Power and Promise of a Digital Tool for Teaching Inquiry Science

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19 pp.

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Why a Digital Teacher Guide?

Tue, 03/15/2016

Author(s): 

EDC researchers Jackie Miller and Kathy Paget

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an initiative to redesign a print teacher guide for the genetics unit of EDC's Foundation Science: Biology high school curriculum and to research its use by teachers.

A teacher and students viewing a digital teacher guide on a laptop.

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14 pp.

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Article by EDC and SRI Staff Featured in Special Issue of Journal of Children and Media

Children and Media

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published an article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary.

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Inspiring Educator

Maine’s News Center 6 aired an “Inspiring Educator” story that spotlights teacher Lisa Coburn, who is collaborating with EDC’s interactive STEM team to study new strategies to improve her students’ math outcomes. Lisa also appears in several of EDC’s Interactive STEM videos.

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Maine News Center 6

Publication Date: 

Mon, 03/07/2016

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TDG 2016 Leadership Seminar

Date: 

03/19/2016
Portland, OR

June Mark, Johannah Nikula, and Deborah Schifter will present at this year's Teacher Development Group (TDG) 2016 Leadership Seminar on Mathematics Professional Development. Each year, a select group of "nationally-recognized leaders" are chosen to present based on their ability to inspire participants to think deeply about mathematics professional development in their workplaces. Learn more and register.

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A New Model in Math Education

This news item spotlights a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded partnership among EDC, Boston College, Boston University, and Math for America Boston that is preparing exemplary math teachers to work in high-need school districts in the Boston area: "Veteran Brighton High School math teacher Chloe Ford said the program workshops give her the chance to develop new lessons and find solutions to issues ranging from curriculum development to helping students cope with math anxiety. There’s also a welcome emphasis on working through tough math problems. 'I like the emphasis on doing math,' said Ford. 'It gives us teachers opportunities to do challenging math problem solving and remember what it is like to be students. In this process we get a chance to collaborate with each other and discuss applications of problem solving within the classroom.'"

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BC News

Publication Date: 

Mon, 02/29/2016

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Math Education Colloquium Series

Date: 

03/22/2016
Boston, MA

Sarah Sword has been invited to be a keynote speaker at Boston College's Math Education Colloquium Series and will deliver the talk, "How Square is a Rectangle?" The colloquium series is intended for math educators at all levels, school administrators and support staff, mathematicians interested in K-12 math education, and future math educators.

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