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PCG Education Partners with Dr. Frances Stetson to Bring Inclusive Professional Development Course Online


Author | Alyssa Miller, PR Web | February 14, 2019


To empower all educators to master inclusivity allowing all students to flourish, PCG Education (PCG), a leading provider of research-based, online professional learning for districts and educators today at the AASA National Conference on Education announced a new partnership with Dr. Frances Stetson of Stetson & Associates, Inc., to develop Inclusive Education: Success for All Learners. Through this partnership, Stetson, a nationally renowned authority in classroom inclusivity will lead the eight-unit online professional learning program. The program will be available to districts nationwide in spring 2019.

 

 

 

Partnership will create professional development opportunities for teachers

Why Districts Must Support Instructional Coaches in Innovative Ways


Author | Joellen Killion, The Learning Counsel | March 22, 2019


In the United States, over 200,000 teachers leave the classroom each year, citing a lack of support and inadequate preparation as two of the main reasons for their exodus. Fortunately, district leaders are starting to recognize that preparation and support alone are inadequate for teacher success. And even efforts to ramp up...

 

 

 

Partnership will create professional development opportunities for teachers

Courageous conversations about race begin in community to succeed in classroom


Author | Terry Preuss and David Watkins, South Florida Sun Sentinel | March 5, 2019


The K-12 education debates in Broward County are mostly about things such as student and teacher assessments, charter schools, redistricting, compensation, overall funding and, clearly, safety. Those issues dominate perhaps 75 percent of our policy engagements and 90 percent of the public attention. Our focus...

 

 

Partnership will create professional development opportunities for teachers

3 Steps for Bridging the Equity Divide in Classrooms


Author | David Watkins, e-School News| February 14, 2019


When Robert Runcie became superintendent of Broward County (FL) Public School District (BCPS) in 2011, he faced more than academic challenges. As the sixth-largest school district in the country, serving over 275,000 public and public charter school students, BCPS boasts an extremely diverse student population representing over 200 countries and over 190 languages. The diversity of...

 

 

Partnership will create professional development opportunities for teachers

Fitchburg State University Collaborates With PCG Education to Deliver Professional Development Graduate Courses


Author | Alyssa Miller, SIIA | January 23, 2019


With recent data showing teachers are leaving the classroom at alarming rates, there is a growing demand for professional learning opportunities that support K-12 educators. To meet this need, Fitchburg State University’s (Fitchburg State) Office of Extended Campus Programs announced today the launch of a new suite of online professional development courses delivered...

 

 

Partnership will create professional development opportunities for teachers

Partnership will create professional development opportunities for teachers


Author | Fitchburg State University, SIIA | January, 24, 2019


With recent data showing teachers are leaving the classroom at alarming rates, there is a growing demand for professional learning opportunities that support K-12 educators. To meet this need, Fitchburg State University’s Office of Extended Campus Programs announces the launch of a new suite of online professional development courses delivered by PCG Education (PCG), a leading provider of research-based, online professional learning for districts and educators...

 

 

SIIA’s Education Division Announces Board Leadership

SIIA’s Education Division Announces Board Leadership


Author | Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA | January, 11, 2019


ETIN, the education division of SIIA, is pleased to announce the 2019 board leadership. Alvin Crawford from PCG serves as the chair and Ashley Andersen Zantop from Pinpoint Learning serves as the vice-chair. “It’s an exciting time at SIIA and a very important time for the EdTech Industry,” explains Crawford. “I’m excited to work with the new leadership of SIIA to create the right ecosystem to provide our industry with better insight...

 

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training for Educators Launches in Washington State

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training for Educators Launches in Washington State


Author | Alyssa Miller | December 10, 2018 

As part of the statewide focus on inequities experienced by students of color in the classroom and closing the opportunity gap in Washington State, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has launched The Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training modules through a contract with Public Consulting Group, Inc., the leading provider of research-based, online professional learning programs. Following a competitive...

 

 

Public Consulting Group and Learning Forward Partner to Launch Innovative Coaching PD Course for Educators

Public Consulting Group and Learning Forward Partner to Launch Innovative Coaching PD Course for Educators


Author | Alyssa Miller | December 3, 2018

Recent research of over 60 studies, found that instructional coaching can improve the quality of a teacher’s instruction and lead to gains in student achievement. To meet this need, Public Consulting Group, Inc., the leading provider of research-based professional learning programs, is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative online course “Effective Coaching to Strengthen Instruction,” developed in collaboration...

 

Asking the Wrong Questions about Equity in the Classroom

Asking the Wrong Questions about Equity in the Classroom


Author | Alvin Crawford, General Manager - Public Consulting Group | November 28, 2018

Asking the right questions is a skill. It requires insight driven by experience, a strong base of existing knowledge and deep understanding of the problem or discussion. It’s not easy to do. It is, though, a crucial part of the learning process. That’s why it saddens me that, on the subject of equity in education as recently reported in the New York Times, we’re collectively stuck asking questions we knew the answers to decades ago...


 

Asking the Wrong Questions about Equity in the Classroom

How ‘The Walking Dead’ helps Revere High School make the grade


Author | Nick Chiles - The Boston Globe | October 4, 2018

Most days in Nancy Barile’s English course at Revere High School, a visitor might begin to wonder when the real class is going to start. Discussions focus on plot points, character development, and persuasive writing, yes, but the text at their center isn’t Hamlet or Catcher in the Rye. It’s the television series The Walking Dead. Three years ago a student who wasn’t completing his work...


 

4 Characteristics of Transformative Professional Development

Next-Gen Professional Learning: Online, Personalized and Collaborative


Author | Dr. Mark Porterie - Getting Smart | October 1, 2015


For most new teachers – those with zero to five years of classroom experience – the actual classroom experience can be far different than what they studied or expected. Theoretical learning can only do so much in preparing a teacher for adequately guiding students in learning. That’s part of the reason that, according to a 2014 Carnegie Foundation report, at least four of every 10 new teachers leave the...

 

4 Characteristics of Transformative Professional Development

4 Characteristics of Transformative Professional Development


Author | Alvin Crawford - Getting Smart | September 17, 2015


If any education expert, policy maker or practitioner sat down with a blank sheet of paper and made notes about what needs fixing in our schools, I’d bet that improving professional development would make that list. We know the dismal numbers. According to a recent study, some school districts spend, on average, $18,000 per teacher per year on professional development. With about 3.5 million teachers on the job ...

 

4 Characteristics of Transformative Professional Development

Digital PD Alternatives Offer Cost-Effective Training Option


Author | Kate Schimel - Education Dive | September 3, 2015


Earlier this month, a report from The New Teacher Project found that most professional development programs for teachers don’t achieve their intended goal of improving instruction and boosting student performance. As districts roll out a combination of new standards, assessments, and tech-driven instructional approaches, teachers have called for more training and support But the study’s findings, as well as...

 

4 Characteristics of Transformative Professional Development

PAISD to Begin ‘Innovative’ Staff Development Course


Author | Chelsea Henderson - The Port Arthur News | June 28, 2015


Misty Zeigler thought she was prepared for anything. She’d worked as a nurse for 15 years before switching careers to become an elementary school teacher. She’d survived over a decade with patients in a hospital. Surely, teaching pre-teens would be less intimidating, less stressful. The thought now makes Zeigler shake with laughter Zeigler, who just completed her first year teaching in the Tyrrell Elementary School fifth grade science department....

 

5 Steps to Effective and Transformative Professional Development

5 Steps to Effective and Transformative Professional Development


Author | Alvin Crawford - Getting Smart | March 28, 2015


At last year’s Learning Forward Conference in Texas, Linda Darling-Hammond (the respected Professor of Education at Stanford University and Director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future) was asked about the effectiveness of teacher professional development. She said that while she believes some districts are doing a great job and could just tweak it around the edges, about 90%...

 

 

A Farewell to Pointless PD

A Farewell to Pointless PD


Author | Alvin Crawford -EdSurge | December 5, 2014


It’s time for technology to change professional development for teachers. That’s my view. And it’s why I run a company trying to do exactly that. I see it that way not because of my job but because of the answers to two simple questions. The first: does professional development need to change? The second: can technology actually do it? To answer the first question, yes. Among the teachers we work with, this is an article of faith--so obvious it doesn’t require deep exploration. Even so, there’s...

 

 

The Huge Problem with Professional Development for Teachers

The Huge Problem with Professional Development for Teachers


Author | Alvin Crawford -The Washington Post | September 6, 2014


One of the things that teachers have long said they need is quality professional development but most of them don’t get it. In this post, Alvin Crawford, CEO of Knowledge Delivery Systems, the largest provider of online teacher professional development programs, writes about the problem and what to do about it. Crawford has been in the teacher training space for close to 20 years and writes about these issues.

 

 

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