Professional Development in
- California Early
Literacy Learning (CELL) professional development
programs are designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching
of reading and writing.
School Change Framework Project directed by Barbara Taylor, Debra
Peterson and P. David Pearson has resources available for teachers interested
in increasing reading achievement, particularly in high-poverty areas.
You can also visit CIERA's homepage
for links to many, many informative articles, reports and presentations
made at conferences around the United States.
Early Reading Success Project is an early
reading success partnership initiative with Haskins Laboratory in New
Haven, CT, Connecticut State Department of Education and the University
of Rhode Island.
in Reading Instructional Methods of Efficacy with Students At Risk for
Learning Disabilities and At-Risk English Language Learners - Rimes
2000 Federal Grant from Arizona is designed to develop, field test,
and disseminate a model of professional development whose purpose is
to increase the knowledge and skills of early elementary and special
education, preservice and inservice teachers in teaching early reading
to children at risk for reading/learning disabilities and English Language
Learners. Some nice annotated bibliographies for literacy
software can be found here.
Teach: Teacher Education and Professional Development in Reading
from University of California supports reading and literature projects
in K-12 schools.
- Literacy Professional Development for a Fee
Development in Literacy and Technology Integration
Documents, Learning Modules and Handouts for Profesional Development
- Apple Learning
Interchange Resources includes curriculum materials, technology
how-tos, information for parents and families and more.
Rules for Writing a Great Webquest by Bernie
Dodge organized around the acronym FOCUS.
to the World Wide Web from Ithaca College Library in New York includes
four great web tours to use during training.
Online Courses from American Library Association titled "Learn
to Use the Internet as a Curriculum Resource" provides access to
past courses and registration to sign up for current online course
- Educators Konnect has some simple directions for
useful electronic tasks like making
a webpage with Microsoft Word.
Sites that Work with Students compiled by
David Brear is a bit huge and a bit overwhelming but helpful list of
web resources organized by subject.
Professional Development resources.
with Technology from Maggie Wilson, a technology trainer in Kentucky
includes great training materials for topics like copyright policies,
training templates, citing resources handout and more.
Practice Modules for many important software applications teachers
can use in their classroom. Part of the Internet4Classrooms
Teaching Tools and Projects outlines integration ideas with email,
internet chats, the world wide web, instructional management systems
and computer-aided assessment.
a Telecollaborative Project outlines tips and strategies from educators
with experience in telecollaboration.
Teachers for the Digital Age from Education Week, 1999
- Rhode Island
Teachers and Technology links to lots of information
and learning examples provided as a result of a efforts beginning in
1997 to provide laptop computers, training and continued technical support
to 2,400 public school teachers 25% of all teachers in the state
of Rhode Island.
Cyber Teacher for Elementary School and Middle School Teachers includes
ten weeks of free module training for using the Internet in your classroom.
- Staff Development
from Beaverton School District in Oregon (click on Staff Development
to access district online technology training guides)
(Connecting Education and Technology) in includes a wide range
of Internet resources to visit during professional development sessions.
A TIES companion website is InforMN's
Innovations for Minnesota Schools.
A Professional Development Field Trip at this
Utah sponsored website during one of your training sessions.
Discovering Computers, created by Phyllis Oakes at the Teacher Education
Institute, is a well developed and organized series of 10 learning modules.
with the Internet: Lessons from the Classroom
is a companion website by authors Donald Leu, Deborah Leu, and Julie Coiro.
- Tech Teachers,
Inc: Connecting Curriculum and Technology through Professional Development
K-12 has lots of resources including digital
filing cabinet of integrated lesson ideas and engaged
Stages for Working the Web for Education by
Tom March outlines "identifiable milestones to help educators effectively
use the Web to engage students in advanced thinking".
Devoted to Staff Development Issues & Resources
Learning Channel is a free satellite channel that "airs an
extraordinary range of teacher professional development and instructional
programs funded by Annenberg/CPB".
- ASCD's free Online
Resources and inexpensive PD
Online Courses are useful resources on many topics for professional
development, including Phonics/Whole Language, Differentiating Instruction,
and Software/Website Evaluation.
South listing of Professional Development Resources
to Classroom from Disney's Learning Partnership
has created many excellent online workshops and interactive discussion
boards teachers can use for free or for credit. Topics range from interdisplinary
learning to multiple intelligences to sessions on constructivist applications
or assessment and evaluation.
Week's Hot Topic in Professional Development links to many archived
articles related to this topic.
World's Professional Development Center includes
links to online courses, staff development ideas, curriculum standards
and research, and much more.
Loom's Professional Development (2001 Award
Winner) helps you learn more about "characteristics for successful
professional development, stories about the practices in schools and
districts, related policy, and research". See their spotlight
index for literacy and technology focus areas.
- National Staff Development
Council aims to "address the issues confronted
by all participants in the reform process". The online library
and publications sections are very helpful as is the newly published
consumer's guide to What
Works for Middle School Staff Development.
John Edward Porter Professional Development Center
is an incredible new resource to help U.S. schools and school districts
plan, implement, and sustain professional development. The links will
help to guide you through the entire process toward positive change
Collaboratives for Teacher Preparation for preservice teachers
Sites for those involved with mentoring preservice teachers
Development from Jamie McKenzie's From Now
On website and from Staff
Resources to Inspire Discussion within Faculty Study Groups
See also the many resources available from The Literacy
Web pages for Research
in Literacy and Literacy and Technology Integration
This page last updated May, 2007.