Professional Development: Page 3


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    Lessons In Leadership: A North Carolina principal details why middle school is more than academics

    Social media and pandemic fallout are only compounding the hurdles that come with a critical period of brain development, says Derek McCoy.

    By March 31, 2023
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    Council for Professional Recognition places equity at forefront in early educator guidance update

    The nonprofit that administers the Child Development Associate credential aims for “a curriculum to help build a model world based on tolerance and inclusion.”

    By March 20, 2023
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    English Learners

    As students reacclimate to full-time, in-person learning, addressing the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on English learners remains a particular focus.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Opinion

    Reading reality in America’s classrooms

    The nation's schools are facing a long overdue conversation about "deeply flawed" reading curricula that don't serve students, three superintendents write.

    By LaTonya Goffney, Sonja Santelises and Iranetta Wright • March 16, 2023
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    How schools can effectively close the gap in learning recovery

    Provide the right resources to the educators delivering assessments and instructions so that they have the guidance they need to deliver the best student outcomes.

    March 13, 2023
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    AASA 2023: How 3 districts are working to transform teaching and learning

    Though education is often slow to embrace change, factors like artificial intelligence and industry demand for specific skill sets are forcing momentum.

    By Feb. 27, 2023
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    How K-12 schools can minimize the effects of resource gaps in underserved schools

    Recognize the challenges schools are facing and take tangible steps to support educators, students and families in underserved communities.

    Feb. 27, 2023
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    STAFFED UP

    5 tactics districts can use to navigate cybersecurity workforce shortages

    While recruiting cybersecurity professionals may be daunting, tapping into higher ed or even training teachers for entry-level roles can be workarounds.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    Teacher shortage shows signs of worsening in several states

    Multiple statewide surveys and reports show concerns remain over educator recruitment and retention, such as in Minnesota, Colorado and South Dakota.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    How states are trying to solve the special educator shortage crisis

    A ‘crisis of epic proportions’ is leading to innovative practices and stronger collaborations, but many challenges remain.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Demystifying accreditation and accountability

    Discover the differences between accreditation and accountability and how the two processes are complementary.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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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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    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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    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