With research backed by the nonprofit group Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), Science Teachers Learning through Lesson Analysis (STeLLA) is a nationally recognized program that explores the role that lesson analysis plays during professional development. The professional development program, which is built around the framework of involving instructional strategies, is organized around two lenses: Student Thinking and Science Content Storyline. Through these lenses, teachers reflect on the scientific and nonscientific ideas that students hold, and examine the coherence of science ideas in lesson plans and instruction. Throughout the professional development sessions, teachers deepen their understanding of the lenses and learn to use the strategies for more effective science teaching, while also challenging their understanding of the science content. This learning is then transferred into the classroom, where teachers use the strategies to reveal student thinking about science concepts and to challenge students to move toward a deeper understanding.
Now in its fourteenth year, Sino-American Bridge for Education and Health (SABEH), welcomes experienced teachers of all subjects and grade levels to apply for a four- to six-week trip to China in July 2018.
The Anti-Defamation League offers “Building Ally Behaviors,” a free 20-minute online course to help teachers in grades 3–7 maintain a positive, safe, inclusive classroom environment so all students can learn and thrive. The course takes teachers through a process to help students move from being bystanders to using ally behaviors in bullying situations.
The goal of effective teachers is to maximize their students’ engagement, creating a positive and inclusive learning environment while establishing a culture of continuous education in their classrooms. Waldorf University online programs give teachers the competitive edge they need in order to pursue careers as counselors, education administration professionals, and special curriculum specialists. Waldorf’s Master of Arts in education effective teacher program is designed to help working education professionals bolster their teaching efficiency, refine their leadership skills, and grow their potential in the education field. The Master of Arts in organizational leadership develops students’ leadership skills and equips them to use it as an instrument for organizational change within the education industry.