We are now offering a series of webinars for eCoach members. These will provide opportunities for candidates who are unable to attend face-to-face support meetings to receive the same content and interact with Candidate Support Providers. Topics will include portfolio and assessment center preparation tips. The first webinar takes place this Saturday, October 22, at 10am Pacific, and will explore Entry 4. Please visit the "Webinar" tab in eCoach for more information and instructions on how to attend this presentation. If you are not in eCoach, visit the Online Support page for details on how you can join.
Check out this document from the U.S. Department of Education: Our Future, Our Teachers: The Obama Administration's Plan for Teacher Education Reform and Improvement.
Colleagues, check out a new initiative generated by the Lumina Foundation, "Charting the Future of Higher Education" on Ed Sector ( September 15, 2011).
Lumina partners with Ed Sector. The site is an excellent resource for ALL professional educators. Here's the video clip. http://www.educationsector.org/events/charting-future-higher-education. Click on “Watch Video”.
Learn how Lumina is shaping opportunities for higher education institutes across the country to use a set of national standards and criteria to assess their level of effectiveness related to education degrees that students earn. This is VERY exciting, progressive work that aligns with NUPTDCs mission to gather and analyze data for the purpose of providing evidence of PK-12 student learning as the golden measure of success in schools of education.
Enjoy and visit Ed Sector regularly as an NBCT or accomplished educator.