Jeanne Harmon of the Center for Strengthening The Teaching Profession has sent this announcement of an education opportunity for teachers.
Professional Development Tools for Challenging Economic Times
How free resources from Success at the Core and PLC Washington can advance professional learning in Washington State
January 19, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Washington Education Association
32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way, WA
PLC Washington and Success at the Core have established a partnership to ensure that educators across Washington State are aware of and equipped to use free professional development resources that support collaborative, school-based professional learning that builds instruction and leadership capacity to improve student performance.
Washington State educators engaged in advancing professional learning in their district, school, or organization
Participants will develop a plan for how to use Success at the Core to advance their professional learning community work.
· Continental Breakfast
· PLC Washington Introduction and Overview
· Success at the Core Introduction and Overview
· Break out work sessions
Cost – Free, with 8 clock hours available for $5.
Register – Please RSVP by January 7 to Scott Poirier: [email protected]
This is a bit about the Center for Strengthening The Teaching Profession
The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) supports student achievement through a focus on teaching excellence. Good teaching doesn’t happen by accident. High-quality teaching occurs when there is a strong system and a strong profession that supports teachers. CSTP is a unique and innovative Washington state nonprofit organization that helps build a strong, supported and effective teaching force for Washington’s students. Established in 2003, we promote state and local policies and practices to help thriving, professional educators positively impact student learning.
CSTP is strategically aligned to three priorities for improving education:
Research: CSTP commissions research and builds capacity for using data to inform policy discussions and decision-making
Teacher Leadership: CSTP provides teachers with opportunities to develop leadership skills and contribute to policy decisions
Community Dialogue: CSTP engages the public in dialogue with the education community that is centered on powerful learning for all students
CSTP is proud to receive major funding through grants from the Stuart Foundation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others. CSTP is well positioned to put these investments to work in influencing the future of our community—by helping our students grow into vibrant and inspired people.
Please consult the many resources available here to stay informed and engaged. Together, we can support student achievement through teaching excellence!
CSTP maintains the following listservs open for subscribers:
“CSTP” – general news and resources about quality instruction, research and policy.
“Induction Advocacy” – news and resources for those who actively pursue a system of effective support for new teachers.
“Mentor/Coach” – news and resources for those who help other educators improve their practices.
“Math Mentors” – news and resources for educators who work with colleagues on math-related content and instruction.
“Early Career Teachers” – news and resources for teachers in their 1st – 5th years of teaching.
“ProCert Facilitators” – news and resources for those who work with directly with teachers on the professional certificate process.
Click here to join CSTP’s email listserv.
CSTP also has a NBCT Network listserv providing news, information and leadership opportunities for National Board Certified Teachers. This listserv is closed to the public. For more information contact CSTP’s Associate Director Terese Emry via email: [email protected]
Teachers are the building blocks upon which a successful school is built.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.” ~Dan Rather
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~Author Unknown
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