Free Webinars for Teacher Personal Professional Development

The summer break is only half over. You still have time to add to your online teaching skills by participating in free professional development webinars, following bloggers specializing in virtual teaching, and participating in the Back-to-School Olympics.

Click over to the following blog from Virtual School Meanderings to learn more.

Virtual School Meanderings URL: http://virtualschooling.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/digital-learning-day-sneak-peek-new-website-upcoming-webinars-and-back-to-school-olympics/

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Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science | eSchool News

Below is a report from eSchool News. A quote from the article is somewhat unsettling:

Just 31 percent of students were considered proficient or better on the test, the data show.

Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science | eSchool News.

(If the link does not work, copy and paste this URL into your browser:  http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/05/10/study-eighth-grade-students-still-lag-in-science/)

If you want to go directly to the publication addressed, The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2011, click on this link or copy the URL into your browser:  http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012465

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