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Professional Development Programs

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New York, NY, September 29, 2009 — It’s back to school for millions of students, and teachers everywhere are working to help their students achieve success in the classroom and perform well on state and federal benchmarks. Indeed, President Obama’s education agenda has focused a critical lens on teaching effectiveness, recruitment and retention, with $100 billion in stimulus funding for education. To support teachers in their work, Pearson , the world’s leading education and technology company, is offering three new professional development programs focused on Response to Intervention (RTI) for math, ...
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The Obama Administration’s blueprint for ESEA reauthorization calls for effective teachers, and a hearing held by the  House Committee on Education and Labor, “Supporting America’s Educators: The Importance of Quality Teachers and Leaders” discussed what educators need, including professional development, to effectively do their jobs. In addition, many Race to the Top and other school reform initiatives look at teacher training and continuing education. So while the reauthorization may or may not go through this year, schools are increasingly turning their thoughts and their funds towards ... market research, surveys and trends
How to Create an Effective Mentoring Program
How do you retain and prepare your best talent to lead?  Mentoring programs are one of the most effective tools in achieving business results.  The authors of the book, War on Talent reported, “Of those who have had a highly helpful mentoring experience, 95 percent indicated it motivated them to do their very best, 88 percent said it made them less likely to leave their company, and 97 percent said it contributed to their success at the company.” Many organizations have discovered providing a mentor for high performing employees not only helps them settle into their job and company environment, but also contributes to a lower ... market research, surveys and trends


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This state program provides $20.9 million annually, which is distributed to local school districts on a formula basis and may be used for teacher professional development. Reading Improvement Block Grant. The funds for this program are used to support reading programs in local school districts and may be used to train and retrain teachers in grades K-3. Annual appropriation is $83.4 million. Tech Prep and Connections Project. Historically 20 to 25 percent of Tech Prep funds ($5 million in state funds) have been used for teacher professional development. The Connections Project ($175,000) funds two statewide ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Trends in Employee Benefits
Figure 7 | Has your organization modified its training / professional development programs in the last six months? Percent ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Budget cuts have schools looking for innovative training options
Cash-strapped metro Atlanta school districts are finding they can do more with less through greater use of technology and on-the-job training for teachers and administrators. Although the school board cut 25 percent of Cobb County's professional learning budget last year -- just over $500,000 -- the district is using cost-effective ways to help expand training,  said Barbara Leutz, director of professional learning. “We are looking harder at online training," Leutz said, "and found more creative ways to utilize this platform for adult learning.” Live classroom training and online seminars, for example, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Schools can't fix society's lack of values
Lately, there's been a litany of commentary and news articles on education, its status, and what, if anything, can be done to improve one of the most public and important aspects of our society. As a teacher, I welcome the scrutiny, because as a person on the front lines, I agree that there are many problems for which we desperately need solutions. However, while the blame is often heaped on teachers and administrators, the simple fact is that our schools are merely a reflection of our society and its values. One of the biggest problems people complain about is the drop in state test scores and graduation rates. While the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Society Based Professional Development Programs
Society Based Professional. Development Programs. Linda A. Hall. Faculty Development and Leadership Programs. May 2005. Association of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Frequently Asked Questions Of The Professional Development Program
The Professional Improvement Plan (PIP) was renamed the Professional Development Plan (PDP) when the New Jersey Board of Education adopted N.J.A.C . 6A:9-15 in January, 2008.  The change is in name only. Q. Who needs to fulfill the requirement of 100 hours of approved professional development every five years? A. The code specifies in N.J.A.C . 6a:9-15.1(b) that the rules affect all active teaching staff members whose positions require possession of the instructional or educational services licenses. Q. Which body has the higher authority – a county professional development board or the local board of education? technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Professional development program launches at ASU | ASU News
ASU's inaugural eight-month pilot program is designed for university directors and managers who supervise a team or a significant university function. "Mastering Leadership is one way ASU will continue to improve, both as a great place to build an exciting career and as a model of the New American University,” said Morgan Olsen, executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. Work being done in the Office of Business and Finance on succession planning helped birth a new professional development program at Arizona State University. Mastering Leadership made its debut in May as part of the Leadership in ...
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