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Professional Development

We want to prepare you to be the best teacher possible. See below for upcoming professional development seminars that will enhance your transferable skills. 

Using Pro-active Strategies to Establish Effective Communication with Parents

November 5, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on zoom

Presented by Dr. Tara Newman of the College of Education.
By the end of this session, participants will: 
1) Describe common communication challenges teachers face when communicating with students’ families.
2) Generate pro-active strategies for establishing a pattern of effective communication between teacher and students’ families.

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Professional Communication with Colleagues: Working Effectively with your Assigned Mentor in Education

November 12, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on zoom

Presented by Dr. Tara Newman of the College of Education.
By the end of this session, participants will: 
1) Explain challenges and benefits of mentoring relationships. 
2) Generate a list of possible strategies to use when working with their formal mentoring relationships.  

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Communicating your Strengths: Tips for the Emerging Educator

November 19, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on zoom

Presented by Dr. Tara Newman of the College of Education.
By the end of this session, participants will: 
1) Evaluate and connect their previous experiences to the context of the work of a professional educator. 
2) Articulate personal and pre-professional experiences to highlight skills relevant to the work as a professional educator during the interview process or professional networking.  

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Previous Seminars

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