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Professional Growth opportunities for teachers, administrators, and educators.

Elections in American History Webinar

Sep 16, 2016


Webinar Providing a Method for Understanding Political Rhetoric

On September 27, 2016, at 7 p.m. (ET) / 4 p.m. (PT), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) will host a complimentary webinar titled “Electioneering: How Elections throughout American History Have Been Shaped by Rhetoric, Values, and the Media.”

English Learners with Learning Disabilities

Sep 13, 2016


SPOTLIGHT! On English Learners with Learning Disabilities

A 20-state review of research and policies from the federal Institute of Education Sciences found no clear-cut process for identifying English language learners with learning disabilities. The report from the institute’s Regional Educational Laboratory West at WestEd found that states and schools often have trouble drawing distinctions between English learners who struggle with the language and those who have learning disabilities.

Implementing CCSS with English Learners

Sep 13, 2016


Guidance on Implementing CCSS with English Learners

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners Series, available from TESOL Press, focuses on the urgent need to provide guidance for teachers who will be implementing the CCSS in classrooms with ELLs. The audience for these books is practicing teachers, preservice teachers, graduate students, academics, researchers, and professional development providers.

Stories about Teaching

Sep 01, 2016


Stories of the Complexities of Teaching

The STORRI website was designed by students and faculty members of Teachers College, Columbia University, to attract, share, unpack, engage, and reflect on stories that teachers tell about the complexity of contemporary classrooms.

Digital Literacy

Aug 01, 2016


Courses Focusing on Digital Literacies

KQED Teach, a new online learning platform, supports educators’ growing media literacy needs by helping them develop the media skills necessary to bring media production to their learning environments.


Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media


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