Nominate the Student Teacher/Intern of the Year
Kappa Delta Pi and the Association of Teacher Educators sponsor the 2008-2009 National Student Teacher/Intern of the Year Award. This award recognizes a student teacher/intern who has demonstrated during his or her student teaching/intern experience an outstanding ability to:
--Plan and develop a repertoire of classroom management skills and instructional strategies that support the needs and curriculum of all students;
--Establish effective interpersonal relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff; and
--Reflect about the teaching and learning process.
Nominate your choice for the National Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. Click here to go to the online nomination form.
ATE Signs On to Join Statement on No Child Left Behind
ATE's Board of Directors has expressed its agreement with the "Joint Organizational Statement on No Child Left Behind Act" and has joined more than 130 other organizations in signing on to this statement, which will be widely distributed and sent to Congressional representatives as No Child Left Behind reauthorization continues. Click here to view the statement, developed by "Fair Test," the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.
New Digital Workshops Now Available for Teachers
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce that hundreds of thousands of teachers have now visited its free web site for Teacher-to-Teacher online professional development. Thirty-two sessions are now available, including topics such as: reading, math, science, writing, history, differentiated instruction, standards-based assessment, use of data and inclusion. To see the list of courses, please go to www.paec.org/teacher2teacher.
Teachers from all over America are using these e-Learning workshop sessions to meet their professional development requirements, for recertification, and to become highly qualified. To learn about your state's guidelines for receiving credit for these online Teacher-to-Teacher courses, please click on the U.S. map posted at www.paec.org/teacher2teacher/map.html.
More information about the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative is available at our Web site: www.ed.gov/teachers/how/tools/initiative/about/information.html.
News for Teachers: Make Use of the FREE Web Site "Federal Resources for Educational Excellence"
The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) web site (http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html) makes it easy to find teaching resources on federal government Web sites. The site was developed with the cooperation of more than 35 federal agencies and is updated each week with new materials and highlights.
FREE offers quick access to more than 1,500 resources in the arts, sciences, history and other subjects from the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian, NASA, the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.
Here's a sample of what you'll find at FREE.
Constitution Resources -- Resources for teaching and learning about the U.S. Constitution. View high-resolution images of the Constitution from the National Archives, read the biographies of the founding fathers and much more (http://www.ed.gov/free/constitution/index.html).
Born in Slavery -- 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery with 500 photos of former slaves (http://memory.locgov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html).
Our Documents -- 100 milestone documents in U.S. history, including speeches, treaties, Supreme Court cases, patent designs and Constitutional amendments (http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/cfapps/free/displaysearch.cfm?
Nationalatlas.gov -- Make a map of your state or community by selecting features to display: cities, roads, rivers, population, crops or water quality. Find an aerial photo of your neighborhood (http://nationalatlas.gov/).
Explore Themes in American Art -- 10 genres of American art: landscapes, portraits and more (http://www.nga.gov/education/american/aasplash.htm).
Exploring Earth -- 100 animations and images illuminating key concepts in earth science, including coal formation, nuclear fission and hurricanes (www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/navigation/visualization.cfm).
Mathematics Across the Curriculum -- Materials for teaching math in art, history, literature and music, as well as science, engineering and other disciplines traditionally associated with math (http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~matc/eBookshelf/index.html).
More information about the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative is available at our web site: http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/tools/initiative/about