CAREER CENTER

 

READING, LEARNING AND TEACHING. This professional development center offers relevant information, advice, tips and tools that will impact your career and guide you to become a great teacher. In collaboration with our school district partners, professional teaching organizations, and contributing industry experts, we will inspire you to aspire higher.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PD refers to ongoing learning opportunities that increase the effectiveness of professional staff and develop and/or increase knowledge and skills, thereby improving student learning environments resulting in advanced student development, growth, and academic success.

PD covers continuing education classes you may take- either through your union, a local university, or through your school system. PD, when done right, meets you where you are and takes you where you need to go.

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RECRUITMENT TOOLS

Your dream of becoming a teacher and the years of preparation or the decision to make a career change is close to being a reality. Your own classroom, the responsibility of teaching, directing, impacting the lives of students is a frightening, yet thrilling endeavor. An endeavor that requires planning, goal setting and a dialogue with various school divisions in order to find the “right fit”. Don’t let the job choose you! Take the lead in deciding your future and discovering how your beliefs regarding education align with the school division of your choice.

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IN THE CLASSROOM

Teaching is rewarding; however, the reality is that it can also be challenging. Whether you are a student teacher in a new school, a novice teacher just getting started, or an experienced teacher in need of a refresher; the key to being your best is understanding and navigating the highs and lows of your career.

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PATHWAYS TO EXCELLENCE

Being on the right pathway to an effective teaching career requires a personal commitment to mastering excellent teaching practices. With the growing cultural diversity of the world, the K-12 classroom has become a critical launching pad for understanding cultural differences. Education about cultural differences begins with the teacher. Today it is a prelude to the world of work, where many students will encounter diverse cultures. It is this exposure to cultures that can bring out a teacher’s creativity in teaching a broad range of subjects. So each teacher must go on a journey to uncover how cultures influence families, government, language and where people live.

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