Professional Development: Page 3


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    4 tips for finding budget to support student mental health

    To ensure mental health supports receive adequate funding, Dr. Christopher Hammill, a former K-12 superintendent and building administrator, suggests educators take the following steps.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    Momentum grows for family engagement in teacher prep

    A framework developed by the National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement aims for greater integration.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Top 5 stories from K-12 Dive

    K-12 Dive has gathered some a selection of our best coverage from 2024 so far as a one-stop resource on the trends to watch in the months ahead.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    8 K-12 trends to watch in 2023

    Academic recovery, family engagement, cyberthreats and school security concerns are among challenges coming at school leaders from all sides.

    By , , , Jan. 4, 2023
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    Lessons In Leadership: 5 key takeaways from a year of school leader conversations

    In case you missed any of 2022’s installments, we’ve highlighted some leading insights on student voice, community engagement and more.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    6 strategies to help children and families ease into kindergarten

    Kindergarten transitions are especially important for families whose children didn’t attend preschool or are hesitant about enrolling, one expert said.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Dec. 20, 2022
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    Indigenous expertise a ‘must’ for Native American studies curriculum

    One expert suggests providing a broader overview of modern Native and Indigenous people rather than stopping at the late 1800s.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 14, 2022
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    Completion higher for alternative teacher prep programs affiliated with higher ed

    In 2019-20, 34% of enrollees completed university-based programs compared to 14% for programs not affiliated with colleges, a new analysis shows.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Question of the Month: How do you approach sharing news about student successes on social media?

    From telling communities about their schools’ accomplishments and stories to informing followers about opportunities, four school leaders detail strategies.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    The biggest K-12 stories of 2022 — so far

    These topics resonated the most with school and district leaders in the first 11 months of 2022.

    By K-12 Dive Staff • Dec. 5, 2022
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    As ‘science of reading’ regains traction, districts should also revisit professional development

    While there is no “silver bullet” in literacy, one expert shares why teachers need educational scaffolding amid strategy shifts to best serve students.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Lessons In Leadership: What’s it like leading a district accountable to federal, state and tribal law?

    With a deep understanding of challenges facing tribal families, Quincy Natay has raised standards and achievement in Chinle Unified School District.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Dive Awards

    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2022

    These leaders are shaping the nation’s schools with commitments to high expectations, strong relationships and robust career exploration models.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    STAFFED UP

    7 tips to keep in mind when forming a registered teacher apprenticeship

    As this model gains steam for addressing teacher shortages, experts suggest strategies for successful development.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    How digital assessments can ease staff workload and help students succeed

    Learn how Pearson Assessments can help you bring digital assessments to your school or district.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    4 ways to ensure your school’s mental health initiatives support transgender students

    Learn how your school or district can offer mental health supports that are inclusive, proactive and consistent.

    Nov. 7, 2022
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    Opinion

    Educator shortages are a real crisis — especially in special education

    Administrators are straining under the pressure of finding qualified personnel to meet federal requirements on specialized instruction and related services.

    By Myrna Mandlawitz • Nov. 4, 2022
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    Focus on daily classroom practices to boost teacher development

    Providing coaching with feedback can help improve student outcomes, an analysis by the Research Partnership for Professional Learning suggests.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Education censorship bills could dissuade K-12 teachers from joining the profession, report says

    Legislation banning discussion of topics like race can affect colleges, but can also influence K-12 classrooms and who wants to become an educator.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Classroom collaboration critical to strengthen instructional development

    By partnering with educators, curriculum designers can gain needed feedback and buy-in before making decisions on resources and tools.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 26, 2022
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    Sponsored by 321 Insight

    Investing in your paraprofessionals

    Innovative strategies for retaining and supporting your staff.

    Oct. 24, 2022
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    Tenured teachers not evaluated as often as nontenured peers

    Just over half of districts observed in a National Council on Teacher Quality report evaluated tenured teachers as often as those nontenured.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    ASBO ’22: Our recap of K-12 business officials’ annual gathering

    From tips for electrifying bus fleets to strategies for school tech use policies, K-12 Dive was on hand to hear the latest school business best practices.

    By K-12 Dive staff • Sept. 29, 2022
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    7 strategies for strengthening DEI in teacher hiring

    Racial and ethnic diversity among public school teachers has increased in recent decades, but Pew data shows they remain less diverse than their students.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Sept. 22, 2022
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    $2M contract expands access to free training to support students with autism, ADHD

    Flexible thinking, emotion regulation and organization are skills emphasized in the Children’s Hospital Colorado Unstuck and On Target program.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Tracker

    Rising Leaders: 10 standout assistant principals and district leaders you should know in 2022-23

    These exceptional administrators make the grade on inclusive practices, curriculum innovation, data-driven decision-making and more.

    By Aug. 31, 2022