As of today, the U.S. Department of Educations eLearning professional development website for teachers has received over 100,000 visitors. Through the site, teachers can receive free professional development on a wide variety of courses that focus on improving their content knowledge and teaching skills in reading, math, and science. Courses are also offered on such topics as No Child Left Behind, effectively using data, and standards based education.
Twenty-one eLearning courses are now available including the following recently added courses:
- Monitoring Comprehension
- Phonics: The Building Blocks of Early Reading
- Feedback: A Powerful Tool for Raising Student Achievement
The eLearning professional development website is part of the U.S. Department of Educations Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative, which also supports teachers through workshops, email updates, and the American Stars in Teaching recognition project. For more information, visit the Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative website at: www.ed.gov/teacherinitiative.
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