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Ethics framework for educators

Feb 17, 2020

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Balancing Caring for Students with Professional Distance

How can educators remain sensitive to students’ needs and protect themselves from risk when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues in complex situations? With the ProEthica program, educators have tools to develop decision-making skills based on open communications and a professional ethics framework. This self-paced, online program provides real-life scenarios of situations educators encounter to help develop awareness of professional risk, the value of subscribing to a code of professional ethics, and the power of collaborative decision-making. The ProEthica program helps build trust among colleagues while protecting the teaching profession and supporting the welfare and safety of students.

Blog by the Library of Congress

Feb 17, 2020


Blog Sharing Current Thinking on Effective Classroom Practices

Since its launch in 2011, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog has included more than 900 posts covering a wide range of topics and suggesting various strategies for deepening student engagement and learning.

STEM resources

Feb 17, 2020


Innovative Activities to Integrate into a STEM Program

Based in Australia, Fizzics Education hosts more than 150 free resources, including science activities and experiments, and podcasts with teaching ideas. For example, in a November 2019 podcast, two educators describe how they help their learners understand STEM from the early years and onward.

Learn from our expert faculty.

Feb 03, 2020

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Make a Lasting Impression on Your Students

Penn State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Certificate in Children’s Literature are led by expert faculty from Penn State’s College of Education and conveniently offered online through Penn State World Campus. As a student in one of these programs, you can advance your knowledge about curriculum, teaching, learning, teacher education, and educational supervision through exemplary in-class learning and research. A Penn State education can help you prepare to meet the challenges facing education in diverse and changing social, cultural, economic, and physical environments. Penn State is now accepting applications for the 2020 academic year.

Assistive Technology

Feb 03, 2020


SPOTLIGHT! On Using Assistive Technology to Build Independence

Every student, regardless of ability, can communicate, engage in learning, and show measurable progress. Creating a classroom environment that offers a variety of accessible classroom-ready solutions will provide opportunities to increase communication, social skills, and problem-solving skills while building independence. To help in that effort, AbleNet invites teachers to sign up online for a free, downloadable assistive technology ideas guide.


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