Online Education Programs to Meet Professional Goals
Penn State’sgraduate education programs can be an ideal addition to your credentials if you want to move forward in your school or district, or satisfy professional development requirements. Among the areas to study are Curriculum and Instruction; Learning, Design, and Technology; Educational Leadership; and Special Education. Thanks to online learning through Penn State World Campus, you can pursue a master’s degree or certificate no matter where you are in the world. As a student in Penn State’s programs, you are backed by a world-class reputation and accreditation, student support team, and powerful network of students, mentors, and alumni. Applications are now being accepted for 2019 admission.
I've had the opportunity to speak at various colleges around my state this year. Although each campus has its own flavor, I am guaranteed to be asked one question at some point in my visit—usually from a student teacher. Although it comes in many forms, it goes something like this: “I'm student teaching. Whenever other teachers in my building find out I’m going to become a teacher they ask why. They say get out while you still can.”
Although I disagree with the statement, the question is necessary—why are you teaching? My why comes in two parts: it’s for myself and my students.
Despite strapped budgets, school leaders are not without options when it comes to providing students with access to high-quality arts education, according to a freely downloadable guide published in 2018 by the ArtsEducation Partnership and the National Association ofElementary School Principals.
From the latest tech to the newest assessment trend, it’s difficult for classroom teachers to stay on top of everything. The Educator Innovation Lab is a place where teachers can identify an area of desired growth and then try innovative ideas in that area in the classroom.