TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS AT THE 3RD ANNUAL ‘TEACHER ACADEMY’ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013

The third Annual Teacher Academy (TA) – presented by The Literacy Cooperative in cooperation with The First Ring Superintendents’ Collaborative, John Carroll University and WVIZ/PBS Ideastream – will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 9:00 to 3:30 pm at Tri-C Corporate College, 4400 Richmond Rd in Warrensville Heights.
The TA is designed to identify outstanding teaching and instructional effectiveness in Cleveland area schools.  By identifying, recognizing and providing opportunities for educators to share their creative strategies with their peers, the goal is to share these practices more broadly, inspire other educators and contribute to teacher effectiveness.
“We developed the Teacher Academy to provide a forum for area educators to learn from one another and bring that knowledge back into the classroom to benefit their students,” said Bob Paponetti, Executive Director of The Literacy Cooperative.
The 2013 TA, Showcasing Creativity & Results in Primary Education, aims to advance exemplary teaching in Cleveland’s 16 first-ring suburban districts and CMSD by highlighting best practices and bringing teachers together to learn from one another.
Eighty (80) educators from the Berea, Bedford, Brooklyn, Cleveland, East Cleveland, Euclid, Fairview Park, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Cleveland Heights-University Heights, Garfield Heights, Parma, Richmond Heights, Warrrensville Heights School Districts have registered.
-”There are two major things that I think the Teacher Academy offers,” said Brad Wolters, a first grade teacher at Glendale Primary School in Bedford.  “The first is the professional development in terms of sharing best practices.  You have some highly qualified teachers sharing the best of what they have in their portfolios and you can walk away and incorporate those things the very next day.  The other really great take away is the networking.  There are teachers in other districts that are going through what you are going through and you can learn from each other.”
 
The educators will meet for a full-day program of workshops, speakers and cross-district networking, starting at 9:00 am.  Teachers can choose from four topics for each of the four breakout sessions.  Breakout session topics range from instructional design to inspiring students to teaching techniques.
All participants are eligible for one Graduate Workshop Credit through John Carroll University’s Office of Graduate Studies.
The first 10 applicants receive full scholarships from The Literacy Cooperative to cover the Graduate Workshop Credit.
Watch a testimonial from a previous Teacher Academy:

This material  was published with permission- any questions or comments can be directed to Katherine Blava with Hatha Communications- 216-357-9508

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