What do you think of when you see or hear “teacher professional development”? Do you envision lively discussions where everyone in the room is totally engaged and participating in the trainer’s presentation? Or perhaps you picture teachers sitting passively, flipping through pages of materials, and checking the time. Why is the latter the typical reaction? Because it describes the broad experience for most who have had to sit through hours of teacher professional development that was expected to motivate but lead to feelings of apathy and frustration due to time lost.
Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, teacher training, teacher professional development, teacher PD, EOS Education
The Critical Role of Teacher Professional Development in Launching and Sustaining Effective Initiatives
The success of any educational initiative, whether it be implementing a new curriculum, introducing a new teaching method, or integrating technology into the classroom, hinges on the professional development of its teachers. When time and effort are spent designing professional development that supports skills growth, encourages consistent application of learned methods, and empowers educators to go beyond their comfort zones, students benefit.
Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Webinars, teacher professional development, Education Webinars, EOS Education, Round Table
The Boxlight family has 10 reasons to celebrate early in the year – we won 10 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Five of our solutions earned Best of 2022 in both Primary and Secondary categories – Attention! campus communication solution, MimioPro 4 interactive display, CleverLive cloud content management platform, Robo 3D printer, and EOS Education Professional Development services.
Topics: Education Technology, awards, STEM, teacher professional development, Robo3D, MimioSTEM, Clevertouch, FrontRow, MimioPro 4, CleverLive, Attention!, campus communication, EOS Education
New goals help bring the start of any new year to focus, and our education webinars are no exception. Our main goal is to help more teachers implement educational technology with confidence so that they, in turn, support their students through consistent and competent use of tools to engage learning. We realize that teachers have a lot on their plates so our webinars are short, straightforward, and designed to provide strategies that can be implemented right away.
Topics: Education Technology, tips for teachers, Webinars, teacher professional development, teacher PD, Education Webinars
We are living in a time of immediate satisfaction – we want news, entertainment, even our food, NOW! This need for bite-size pieces of information has also influenced how our students learn. Teachers are beginning to give students short, two- to five-minute lessons that demonstrate and/or provide concrete examples. EOS Education by Boxlight has taken up this method of Nano learning to help teachers they work with effectively learn and practice new skills, especially those using technology.
Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers, teacher training, teacher support, teacher professional development, teacher PD, Podcast, EOS Education
Technology continues to change the face of education, including how teachers and students interact in the classroom. Even after a swift move to greater technology implementation in the past two years, managing the use of laptops, tablets, a front-of-class display, and students remote learning can be exhausting for teachers. Add to that the expectation for personalized learning that meets each student’s needs and frustration can grow for both the teachers responsible for planning and facilitating instruction, and the students who may not feel motivated or focused to engage. What support can be offered to help alleviate the challenges being felt?
Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Classroom Audio, teacher training, teacher support, teacher professional development, teacher PD, Podcast, Connected Classroom, audio solution, EOS Education, audio
Because technology is playing a greater role in teaching and learning, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts are making high-quality professional development an essential focus. Las Cruces Public Schools (Las Cruces, NM) is one such district with an expectation that their schools are “diverse, equitable, and provide opportunities for the development of critical thinking and democratic ideals.”
Topics: Education Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, teacher training, teacher support, teacher professional development, teacher PD, Podcast, EOS Education
Those stepping into the adventure of teaching should expect that professional development requirements come with the journey. The purpose of professional development is to keep certified educators current on new instructional tools, strategies, and research. Teacher PD can cover a variety of topics such as educational technology, classroom management, subject-specific research and strategies, and curriculum tools and applications. PD requirements differ from state-to-state, so it is best to regularly check state teacher credentialing websites for up-to-date information.