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Professional Development
Quality professional development is critical to teacher effectiveness in helping students become better learners. The following Web resources will be useful as you plan and implement your own professional-development program.
Harnessing the Power of the Web
This comprehensive guide will help you to understand online collaborative, project-based learning (OCL).

StarGSN's Online Shared Learning Award
Read about the accomplishments of extraordinary educators from around the globe, who have distinguished themselves in the area of online shared learning.

Guidelines for Good Global Citizens
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) rules to follow for global communications.

Articles on NetPBL
Access the Global Schoolhouse archive of classic and pioneering articles on NetPBL.


ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education)
http://www.iste.org/Template.cfm?Section=Professional_Development
The world's largest professional association of education-technology professionals.

NCREL: North Central Regional Education Laboratory
http://www.ncrel.org/pd/
NCREL has an excellent library of resources to help you plan and implement a professional-development program in your school or district.

Web Teacher
http://www.webteacher.org/winexp/indextc.html
Brought to you by TechCorps. Contains a set of free tutorials to help you learn and understand nearly everything about using the Web and multimedia.

Generation Why
http://genwhy.wednet.edu/
Offers a revolutionary, effective approach to professional development involving integration of technology in instruction.


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