Professional
Development

Using Video As A Powerful Self-Assessment Tool

Get off to a good start by reflecting on your teaching practices. Does your teaching style match the needs of all of the students in your classroom? Are you engaging all of your students during your lessons? If not, how will you know before it is too late? Engaging in self-assessment is a beneficial process… Read more

Celebrating Collaborative Teaching Success

Collaboration among people is one of the most important factors in successful inclusive schools. Inclusive Schools Week happens during a time that many cultures consider a season of celebration and giving. This is a perfect time to celebrate the people who you credit with being supportive of inclusive education in your school and community—the teachers… Read more

eSchool News Seven Standards for Effective Professional Development

This article by eSchool News Associate Editor, Meris Stansbury, discusses how collaborative teamwork among teachers is a key to 21-st century student achievement. She shares Learning Forward's seven standards for professional learning that increase teacher effectiveness and results for all students. Learning Communities: Groups of teachers who are committed to continuous improvement, shared responsibility, and… Read more

Sustaining Progress Toward Inclusive Schools

Educators and parents agree that the initial work required to create inclusive schools often involves a shift in philosophy and changes in instructional practice. This work is not easy and the time frame for successful change from limited knowledge of inclusive practices to a smooth system of services and supports usually requires at least two… Read more

Links to Professional Development Opportunities

LRP LRP Publications is an industry-leading business-to-business publishing company that produces a wide array of state-of-the-art products and nationally recognized conferences that enable our clients to make a difference in the education and federal industries. Council for Exceptional Children The CEC Professional Development Services Team creates ongoing professional learning opportunities for special educators, early interventionists, and others instructing… Read more

Use the Summer to Prepare for a New School Year

As teachers and administrators are winding down from the current school year, they are also thinking ahead to the next school year and how to make it even more successful. Are you looking for resources that will support teacher development pre-K-12 over the summer and during the next school year? Online modules from Vanderbilt University… Read more

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WEBINAR: 5 Easy Ways to Fail in Education

The Imperative for Reinvention in Special Education Join Dr. Frances Stetson as she discusses the five easiest ways to fail in education in this webinar hosted by PresenceLearning. She will focus on how to avoid the following problems that so often arise in Special Education today. 1. Lose the Vision 2. Admire the Problem 3. Avoid… Read more