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New Report: Reducing Teacher Shortages in the U.S.

The Reducing Teacher Shortages report explores the role that immigrant and refugee professionals can play in addressing these urgent shortages – and increasing the diversity of the teacher workforce – through alternative teacher certification programs that tap into these newcomers’ training, skills, and professional experience. The report looks at developing initiatives in several states and cities as well as relevant federal policies.

Webinar Announcement: Can Immigrant Professionals Help Reduce Teaching Shortages in the U.S.?

About the event:

The webinar will present findings from WES Global Talent Bridge’s upcoming report, Can Immigrant Professionals Help Reduce Teaching Shortages in the U.S.? Policy experts from Washington State and New York City will discuss efforts to streamline pathways for foreign-trained immigrants and refugees to enter the teaching profession.

Issues to be discussed include:

NISOD Seeks Experienced Thought Leaders Like You!

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges, is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 2018 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.

Setting our PD goals for the new year.

Every new-year begins with resolutions. For educators, these resolutions are often built around professional goals. As you enter 2017, what are your professional goals and how do you want to achieve them? Sometimes, in order to set realistic goals, we need to start with a reflection of what we need to do. Jennifer Gonzalez has set of what she calls Gut-Level Reflection Questions to help to pinpoint your needs.

What are focusing activities and how can they be used in science education?

A focusing activity is a way to immediately draw students attention when beginning class or transitioning to a new subject. Beginning instruction with this type of activity allows you to minimize distractions, maintain learning momentum, and maximize teaching / learning time. Ideas of focusing activiites include starting with collaborative discussions, generating discussion, or starting the instruction with a brief assessment. What types of focusing activities do you use in science education? 

Corrections Strategies that May Work in Your Classroom

Research has shown that inmates who participate in education programs during their incarceration are 43% less likely to return to prison. That statistic is one of many reasons why Kim King, Instructor with Idaho Department of Corrections, loves her job. “I love helping [the corrections] population, and they need people who care about them. Even on a shoestring budget.”

Upcoming GED Webinar: Making Mathematical Thinking Processes Visible

The Mathematical Reasoning section of the GED® test challenges students to think differently and more deeply about mathematics. We invite you to join the Tuesday for Teachers’ team as they explore visible thinking routines. Experience how to make thinking processes visible in your math classroom as we engage in activities and discuss the impact of integrating thinking routines into mathematical reasoning! You will learn about some specific thinking routines and test-taking tips to assist your students in becoming more confident in their mathematical reasoning skills.

Day 6 and 7 “How can technology transform adult education and current practice?” focusing on Productivity & Infrastructure

Thank you Art Graesser for kicking off the discussion on the Productivity and Infrastructure section of the Connected Teaching and Personalized Learning: Implications of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) for Adult Education draft report.  This is part four of a four part discussion focusing on the draft report and the question How can technology transform adult education and current practice?  

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