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23 Excellent Professional Development Tools for Teachers. Today we are sharing with you some web tools to help you grow professionally.

23 Excellent Professional Development Tools for Teachers

These are probably the best you can ever find online. Check out the list below and share with us your suggestions and additions. This is a work in progress. Enjoy 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally. 2- Classroom2.0 In this networking group, you can get connected with other educators who are interested in Web 2.0, social media, and more in the classroom. 3- Diigo Collect, highlight, remember, and share all of the great resources you find online with your PLN on Diigo, and annotation and online bookmarking tool. 4- Discovery Education There is no way that you did not hear about this awesome website. 5- Google Rss With Google Reader or any other great RSS tool, you can subscribe to blogs and stay on top of it all. 6- Twitter 7- Staff Develop 9- Ed Week Ed Week is a also one of the leading websites in education. Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

Pearltrees Extension. Professional Development That Works. If you're not capitalizing on the expertise of members of your school's teaching team, your staff is missing out on the most effective professional development around.

Professional Development That Works

It's professional development tailored to your school's culture and needs. Included: Education World's "Principal Files" team of principals shares their experiences with and enthusiasm for teachers-teaching-teachers PD. It wasn't very many years ago that all of a school's curriculum expertise was housed in the district's offices. Curriculum coordinators and department heads made the curriculum decisions and passed them down to teachers; then they trained the teachers in new curriculum and strategies. School principals today are a very different breed from principals of a generation ago. "Teachers teaching teachers" is an area that the Whitney Point (New York) Central School District has been working on intensely for a few years.

But that is just one example, added Zemelko. New Technologies and 21st Century Skills. Professional Development Goal Setting for Teachers. Teacher Development. Using Technology to Train Teachers. This handbook is intended to help decision makers in developing-country governments and donor agencies in their efforts to utilize information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve and expand teacher professional development (TPD) activities.

Using Technology to Train Teachers

To the extent possible in a brief work, the handbook combines a global perspective—including information about best practices and successful projects from both developing and developed countries—with attention to the challenges faced by education policymakers, teachers, and students in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and countries attempting to meet the goals of Education for All (EFA). This handbook helps decision makers improve their abilities to: The handbook draws experiences and lessons learned from over 50 programs and initiatives in 25 developing countries, and includes two short cases studies on projects in Guinea and Namibia.

Contents Suggested citation:Gaible, Edmond and Mary Burns. 2005. Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use. ISSUE: Whether technology should be used in schools is no longer the issue in education.

Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use

Instead, the current emphasis is ensuring that technology is used effectively to create new opportunities for learning and to promote student achievement. Educational technology is not, and never will be, transformative on its own, however. It requires the assistance of educators who integrate technology into the curriculum, align it with student learning goals, and use it for engaged learning projects. "Teacher quality is the factor that matters most for student learning," note Darling-Hammond and Berry (1998). Therefore, professional development for teachers becomes the key issue in using technology to improve the quality of learning in the classroom. Lack of professional development for technology use is one of the most serious obstacles to fully integrating technology into the curriculum (Fatemi, 1999; Office of Technology Assessment, 1995; Panel on Educational Technology, 1997).

Teachers: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Most STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) fields are dominated by men.

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

That makes these fields an excellent career choice for women! STEM Careers Just Right for Many Women Men outnumber women in most STEM careers. For example, just 17 percent of chemical engineers and 22 percent of environmental scientists are women. But that doesn't mean it's hard for women to get jobs in those fields. There are challenges, but help is out there. Challenge 1: Shortage of mentors for women in STEM fields. Women tend to have a harder time finding female mentors in STEM occupations. Solution 1: If you can't find a mentor in your organization, join a professional association. Welcome to SEDL: Advancing Research, Improving Education. 20-14_ISTE_Standards-A_PDF.pdf.