Guest Post: Kathleen Bellanca – What’s Really in the Bag? Part II

This two-part post provided in collaboration with the P21Blogazine from the … More

Connected Educator Month- Going Out with a Bang!

Connected Educator Month co-chair, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, takes 2 minutes to … More

Capacity Building: Linking PD And Practice

ASCD is leading the Educator Professional Development and Learning theme for Connected … More

Connected Professional Development Is Now An Imperative

This blog post was originally posted at Teach Thought and was … More

Get to know our 2014 Themes: Educator Professional Development & Learning, led by ASCD

ASCD is leading the 2014 Connected Educator Month theme of Educator … More

Connected Educator Month Themes

Theme Leader Update Since we last updated you, we’ve been … More

Calling All States And Districts

Is your District or State Future Ready?  Preparing America’s students … More

Using Action Research in Online Communities to Effect Building-Level Change

In our Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) communities, school-based teams of … More

Bridging Content and Community with Badges on the NSTA Learning Center

In April of 2008, NSTA launched an electronic professional development … More

Supporting Teacher Professional Learning through Online Communities of Practice and Personal Learning Networks at New Milford High School

Teacher participation in afterschool professional development opportunities is often uneven, and lack of time is a common explanation. Time during the school day can be allocated to professional development through transforming some of the time set aside for non-instructional duties into a professional growth period. During this time, staff members will create innovative learning activities, develop interdisciplinary projects, attend webinars, view research-based videos, and engage in online communities of practice as a means to further their professional growth. They will explain how each activity is being implemented into practice to improve teaching and learning in a portfolio.