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Why Conferences Are Still Important for Professional Development

Professional development for faculty is critical to their success both in the classroom and in their scholarly pursuits. In general, professional development activities are an important part of any career. Professional development opportunities prov... More >>

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2019 Conference Planner

October 2018 EdSurge Fusion: October 2 – 4, 2018 in San Francisco, CA National Forum on Character ( Character.org ): October 4 – 7, 2018 in Washington, DC NSTA Regional Conference (National Science Teachers Association): October 11 ... More >>

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BUILDING CAREER PATHWAYS

To develop these pathways, one must be mindful of opportunities and strategies that can provide continued professional growth and development in areas of interest. In order to pick the best route, the first step is to identify current and future goa... More >>

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3 Reasons It’s Time To Pursue An Advanced Degree In Stem Education

“The answer is effective interdisciplinary STEM professional development for educators,” says Jennifer Albert, Ph.D., director of the STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel. More >>

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Still Relevant? THE IMPORTANCE OF A MASTER’S DEGREE

Q&A with Dr. Julie Hannah, Assistant Professor for Instructional Leadership at Samford University. If you are in education, you are well aware of the need to continue to learn. Whether your knowledge continues through certifications, endorsem... More >>

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FUTURE EDUCATOR ROLES DEMAND NEW APPROACHES TO PREPARATION

There’s no question that education is changing. Students have increased opportunities to learn any time, in school, throughout the community and on the web. There is growing interest in learning through virtual reality, digital games and soci... More >>

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Teacher Prep Programs Begin to Lead As Schools Move the Needle with Data How the Culture of Data use is Shifting Practice On a Larger Plane

When used well by teachers, data can be an accelerant to change! Teachers agree that our students can’t wait the 3 to 5 years normally associated with the time it takes for a new district or school-wide program to produce results. New Jersey ... More >>

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READING RECONSIDERED THE IMPORTANCE OF READING NON-FICTION

Much of what many students must read in college is nonfiction — often complex and dense nonfiction — but their reading during their middle and high school years is usually heavily weighted toward fiction, often insufficiently complex fiction. Thus s... More >>

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HOW DO WE TEACH 21st CENTURY STUDENTS?

All of our futures are increasingly linked to the challenges of the global community. The world’s population is predicted to grow from our current 7.3 billion to 8.5 billion in 2030 and to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Such population growth will affec... More >>

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WHO TOOK THE PROFESSION OUT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?

With all the rhetoric about what’s wrong with education today and how to fix it, there are no shortage of opinions and perspectives about raising the test scores that demonstrate student achievement. From assessment and accountability to standards a... More >>

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CLASSROOM CURRICULUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS & TEACHERS

Teachers in the 42 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) are trying to change how they teach. For most, the strategies and methods required are new, as is the depth of knowledge demanded, in both students a... More >>

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TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO ‘DRIVE THEIR BRAINS’ IS KEY TO INCREASING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The mission statements of schools across our country share a common theme: All students can learn, and we will help them to achieve. However, few schools are delivering explicit instruction consistently on two principles that could make this stated ... More >>

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FUEL GREAT TEACHING THIS SCHOOL YEAR 5 KEYS TO SUPER-CHARGED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

With a growing body of research showing that teachers are the most important determinant of student achievement, new and more rigorous teacher evaluation systems and policies have been implemented across the country. At the same time, many educators... More >>

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EMPOWERING GLOBAL-READY TEACHERS

App developer and social media manager are just two examples of jobs that did not exist 10 years ago. These jobs also could not have been predicted before the iPhone or social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook took off. This got me thinking a... More >>

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Funding Enhanced Employee Professional Development

What do professional development opportunities mean to you? For most, they mean the chance to associate with others in your profession, stay abreast of your field, and gain the advantage of new knowledge and skills to improve your career. They are b... More >>

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