When it comes to professional development, summer offers the rare opportunity for teachers to study what they want to study and to seek training in the methods that work best for them.
At the recent National Conference on Education presented by AASA (The School Superintendents Association), held February 15–17, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee, district leaders gathered together to learn more about “Education in the Digital Age,” this year’s theme. And, while much of the content centered around online learning, it was clear by the variety of sessions offered and the conversations overheard that superintendents today have a lot of complicated priorities taking up headspace. Whether you hold the position of superintendent yourself, hope one day to reach this position, or simply want to gain a better understanding of this role, today we’re unpacking 10 new skills expected of superintendents in 2018 that I learned at the AASA conference.
How a Group of Rural Colorado Schools Partners with Edmentum for Specific and Effective Professional Development
With only 42 students enrolled in grades PK through 12, Campo School District in rural southeast Colorado was able to overcome some significant challenges to offering professional development for staff, including budget constraints, geography, and widely varying staff needs.
Professional Development in Rural School Districts: Challenges and Strategies for Effective Program Design
High-quality, ongoing, meaningful professional development (PD) is key not only to teacher success, but also to positive student outcomes. We’re taking a look at the factors that make PD more challenging in rural districts, as well as strategies to implement the kind of collaborative, job-embedded, continuous, and locally planned programs that the research shows are effective.
Teacher retention is a huge issue that all school and district administrators face. Here’re six ways to help new and veteran staff establish teams that they can rely on in order to keep teacher retention rates up and increase student achievement.
Teacher retention in the United States is an ongoing issue that affects student achievement and school climate. Here are five things to consider as you work to find and retain outstanding classroom teachers.