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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
WHEN: MARCH 1, 2014
WHERE: FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
TIME: 8:30 - 3:45
6.5 HOURS CREDIT
Are you still in need of Professional Development credit?
WCEA is hosting a day of professional development you will not want to miss!
Instructional Best Practices: Presenter, Lois Coles
Explore best practices for delivering powerful instruction, including student assignments and assessments that go beyond expectations to enhance instruction and advance student learning. This session will offer valuable insights and practical tips for all subjects at all grade levels.
Motivation & Learning: TEA Instruction & Professional Development Dept.
This workshop focuses on helping students develop a positive attitude toward learning. Participants will examine the implications of the term "motivation" and will discuss the relationship between teacher behaviors and student achievement. Participants will also identify teaching and learning strategies that increase student engagement and identify practices that provide a need-fulfilling learning environment.
Teacher Evaluation Nuts & Bolts: Cheryl Bradley, TEA Uniserve District 11
Nuts & Bolts is designed to provide an overview of the policies, laws and state department guidance that governs the Tennessee evaluation requirements. Participants will review the process, minimum requirements, and timelines for all licensure levels. Each participant will receive a complete handbook of governing documents, an evaluation tracking form, and a professionalism evidence tracking form. The session includes information pertaining to all approved models.
This in-service is free to WCEA members and $30 for non-members. To register please email your name, phone #, & school to email@example.com or you may call the WCEA office at 615-628-8086. Be sure to indicate this is for the March 1 PD
A Continental Breakfast and Boxed Lunch from Jason’s Deli will be provided!
A Message from our WCEA President, Kevin King:
What an exciting start to 2014!!! A new semester AND resolutions for the new year, and plenty of COLD, ICE, AND SNOW!!!
I can not wait to see what changes and improvements I can make in my teaching. I am anxious to try some new ideas I discovered during some PD sessions from 2013. I hope to provide nothing but the best instruction and experiences to my students and the best support to the teachers of Williamson County.
As excited as I am about my classes, my students, a fresh start, and my work with WCEA and our educators – I am afraid it pales in comparison to what Dr. Looney announced at a WCS school board work session meeting. Thursday, January 16th everyone in attendance was amazed at the results of the Ladders to HOPE program. I do not want to steal his joy of spreading the good news, so I will let him give the results of his work in a Friday Notes or IN FOCUS. I will simply add that he was relentless in his efforts and his work asked students to do more and work harder with tutors and technology. The students were rewarded for their efforts and their time, improved their scores, and in some if not most cases . . . changed lives. Congratulations are due to the students for their recent achievements, the school board for their support, and Dr. Looney for his vision and determination to see it through to the end. He is not just an above average instructional leader – he is a POWERHOUSE!
Lastly, if you need some extra professional development opportunities, we have it for you! March 1st and 8th WCEA will be hosting some Professional Development opportunities for you. They are FREE to members and $30 to non-members. More information will be coming, just check with your building representative or our WCEA web-site.