Affordable professional development option - Tech Learning

Affordable professional development option

  Recently, Education Week examined the many ways districts and schools are sustaining effective professional development, even as they face major cuts in their training budgets.
Author:
Publish date:

 Recently, Education Week examined the many ways districts and schools are sustaining effective professional development, even as they face major cuts in their training budgets. They discovered that one of the most effective, and cost-effective approaches were the trend towards book studies.

In light of this current trend, the non-profit HOPE Foundation has put together several different "Book Study Packages" with Failure Is Not an Option®, (Second Edition), to meet district and school goals.

For more information visit www.hopefoundation.org.

Featured

Related

Image placeholder title

Professional Development

The great news on the PD front—at least from the districts who presented at the second School CIO Summit Conference this June—is that we’ve moved far away from the days of drive-by PD in which socalled experts come in once a year to show teachers how to use product X and expect them to begin using it perfectly by the very next day.

Image placeholder title

Professional Development

The great news on the PD front—at least from the districts who presented at the second School CIO Summit Conference this June—is that we’ve moved far away from the days of drive-by PD in which socalled experts come in once a year to show teachers how to use product X and expect them to begin using it perfectly by the very next day.

Professional Development Never Stops

Tip: Every school and district needs to put into place a system for lifelong learning so that teachers have an ongoing and sustainable professional development program that supports the curriculum. Build a professional development center where teachers can learn from each other and share ideas. Map the

Professional Development: 21st Century Models

Never before has the pressure been so high to find ways to support successful teaching and learning through effective professional development. With the U.S. education community, driven by No Child Left Behind, focusing on standards, accountability, and pledges to see that every child is taught by a certified and

Funding for Professional Development

Our current budget situation is making it more difficult to fund professional development for technology use just at the time when the staff recognizes the need for more training. Do you have any suggestions? Title II, Part D of No Child Left Behind funds technology initiatives and includes a requirement that 25%