Tag: professional development
Moore’s Law Coming to a Classroom Near You
Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning
May 16th, 2013Moore’s Law is pretty straightforward – technology capacity doubles almost every two years. Looking back, it’s clear that the theory has been uncannily accurate, with all of us scrambling just to keep up with the pace of technology’s development and applicability to our daily lives. As covered previously, it seemed like technology has yet...
Let’s Not Leave Teachers’ Effectiveness to Chance
April 30th, 2013As a new teacher, we all understand – the first year inside a classroom is hard. Really hard. It’s a time when we go from imagining what our classroom might look like to the reality of getting it done day in and day out. However, when we look at our schools today, it’s clear that very few people, if any, give it the attention it deserves...
April 22, 2013
April 22nd, 2013Local News Delaware Today Delaware’s new writing standards seek to improve lagging skills in K-12 students Common Core standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations that determine what knowledge and skills will help students succeed. Local teachers, principals, superintendents and others will decide how the standards are to be met...
Painting a Portrait of Delaware’s Teachers
April 19th, 2013They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Yesterday, a portrait of Delaware’s teacher workforce was unveiled as part of Harvard’s Strategic Data Project - and the preliminary results show both the value of data and areas of improvement here in The First State. The report, titled “Delaware Educator Diagnostic: An Analysis of The...