5 Ways To Make Teacher Professional Development Effective

| April 24, 2019

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Every educator has at least one tale of a teacher professional development session gone wrong. But how can you avoid those mistakes?It’s difficult to plan and execute creative opportunities for teachers to continue to build their skills. Many school leaders will admit that professional development is the last thing on their mind in the middle of a busy school day. Teacher professional development is any type of continuing education effort for educators. It’s one way teachers can improve their skills and, in turn, boost student outcomes.

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Article | April 28, 2020

EdTech has been at the forefront of a lot of education news recently with so many brilliant resources being made available to schools free-of-charge. But, make sure you look out for the evidence showing the resource’s value. Learn why in dansandhu’s blog. In the wake of coronavirus, the team here at Sparx worked tirelessly to create a maths learning solution that would help schools cope with the enormous challenge of remote teaching. In just six weeks, over 500 schools from 75 countries signed up to our Virtual Classroom. It’s just one example of how quickly schools have implemented technologies to support learning at home. And, importantly, this crisis has proven that it is personal, teacher-led learning that drives student engagement and success.

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