Tag Archives: Professional Development

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

“I’m fascinated by trying to look forward rather than looking at what schools look like now,” said Alan November during a presentation at the conference. November has long been invested in education, first as a teacher and now has a consultant and speaker. He suggests that to fundamentally change, education leaders need to define a new role for learners and then hire teachers who can help nurture those qualities. With that in mind, November proposes seven questions that he thinks should become standard in the interviewing and hiring process.

Source: ww2.kqed.org

I’ve been working with education technology since the 1980’s.  I can attest to the reality that schools (and teachers) are slow to change.  This article shows how principals can stack the deck when they hire ‘future ready teachers’. 


Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

A new survey of faculty members and administrators by Tyton Partners asserts that the use of digital instructional technologies, which it endorses, is facing “headwinds” in adoption by colleges and universities. The study identifies faculty take-up of digital courseware and other tools as among the leading impediments to their spread — but cites faculty members’ lack of time and the training they receive from their institutions as far bigger cause than their outright opposition.

Source: www.insidehighered.com

UW-Stout Online Professional Development offers a highly effective and affordable resource for directly addressing the issues raised in this article. 

EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior

Evidence-based preventive strategies, positive behavioral supports, effective interventions, and classroom management strategies for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance, ADHD-related issues, and disruptive conduct.

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This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university or reading certification program.

UW-Stout – Earn Graduate Credits – Online Courses for Professional Development

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Get on the Path to Summer Online Professional Development Courses from UW-Stout

Hurry! Starting June 6th:
EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
Magdalene Rouman
06/20/2016 – 07/29/2016

EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral and Intervention Support
Shannon Mersand
06/13/2016 – 08/05/2016

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
Shannon Mersand
06/20/2016 – 07/29/2016

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