19: Spotlight - Innovative Pathways to Teacher Certification - Part 2

The "Grow Your Own" program in Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools includes liaisons, mentors, and resident teachers all working to meet the need for new teachers with well-prepared and diverse candidates who can make a positive impact on students.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (Tennessee, USA) offers an innovative "Grow Your Own" pathway for helping residents obtain certification and become classroom teachers within the school district. Hear from Mr. Chris Dial, Teacher Residency Liaison, and Mr. Jermaine Purdie, an 8th Grade ELA Teacher Resident. Explore the keys to opening doors to the teaching profession and providing the support needed as new teachers enter the classroom.

Duration: 
29:40
Publication Date: 
1 year 2 months ago

17: Spotlight - Innovative Pathways to Teacher Certification - Part 1

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is succeeding with an innovative pathway to certification that is filling teacher openings with well-prepared candidates and supporting them as they make a positive impact on students.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (Tennessee, USA) offers an innovative "Grow Your Own" pathway for helping residents obtain certification and become classroom teachers within the school district. Hear from Ms. Lisa Baker, Director of Federal Programs in Clarksville-Montgomery, and Dr. Vanessa Garcia, Senior Director of Partnerships at Lipscomb University, about design of these innovations in the area of teacher certification and support.

Duration: 
27:18
Publication Date: 
1 year 3 months ago

12: Spotlight - Character Education as the Missing Piece

Character education is the work schools can do to foster the creation of positive impressions or imprints within the personalities of their students. Students of character can go forward to have flourishing, successful lives beyond school.

Hank Staggs, Director of Accelerating Character Education Development at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), joins us to discuss "Character Education": what it is, why it's important, and how you can start integrating character eduction into what is already happening in your school.  With the modern emphasis on increasing academic success, we should also remember the importance of building character, morals, social living, and civics. Those things enable us to reach our full potential as humans in society.

Duration: 
24:13
Publication Date: 
1 year 7 months ago

11: Spotlight - Differentiation for High-Potential Students

Differentiation doesn't mean reinventing the wheel or creating different learning activities for each student group. It can involve existing activities and providing stretch prompts or scaffolding so that all students are challenged to achieve growth.

Emily Mofield, author of "Vertical Differentiation for Gifted Advanced and High-Potential Students" shares 3 instructional strategies that can be used to "bump up" the rigor and the challenge within educational activities. Dr. Mofield is an Assistant Professor of Education at Lipscomb University where she co-leads the graduate program in Gifted & Advanced Academics and teaches in the doctoral program. Previously in her career, Dr. Mofield has served as a middle-school teacher and a district leader in Gifted Education.

Duration: 
26:17
Publication Date: 
1 year 7 months ago