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Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. The posts in Educators in Action are provided by our Board, Fellows, State Leaders, and Award winners. If you have any questions about the blog, please contact Leadership Coordinator Jordan Kronz for more information!

  • A Summer of Learning and Leaving My Comfort Zone

    This summer has been an enjoyable one, albeit a stretch for this small town girl. The Practitioner-in-Residence program has provided a valuable experience to me and one that I can share with the students and staff I work with. Originally I planned to stay for an extended period of time at ACTE Headquarters; however, work and family obligations required me to switch gears and plan for 7–10 day visits each month. I am continuing to work on projects while at home but am finding it is much easier to stay on task at the ACTE office.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:26:29 PM

  • Reflections on Professional Development

    Professional development for educators is not only a responsibility but more importantly a necessity of being a professional. In the ever-changing world of education, teacher professional development is a means to enhance educational effectiveness. Research in education has shown that the quality of the teacher is the most important factor in raising student achievement. Surely parents overwhelmingly agree that they want the best teacher possible in every classroom. In my opinion, professional development is an integral factor in making educators the best they can be, which in turn will raise student achievement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:40 PM

  • A Busy Week at ACTE!

    Last week I continued to work on the ACTE Vice President How-to Guide and the “Featured ACTE Award Winner” segment for the Web site, in addition to participating in the Leadership Task Force conference call. Reviewing the results and comments from the State Association Survey was an interesting read!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:05 PM

  • Three Distinct Leadership Growth Opportunities

    For those interested in learning more about leadership or enhancing their leadership skills, ACTE offers three distinct, outstanding opportunities for professional growth. 21st Century Leadership InstituteACTE Fellowship ProgramACTE Leadership Training ProgramEach opportunity offers a unique occasion for leadership growth and development.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:18:26 PM

  • Leadership Development Continues

    Sturgis Brown High School is gearing up for the third week of school, and I must admit, it is great to be back in the swing of things! Our three days of in-service focused on the Boys Town Model for a well-managed classroom, project-based learning activities, department meetings, meeting the new superintendent and an open house for incoming freshmen. My Culinary Arts class is full and the youth internship students are getting hands-on learning in their prospective career fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:58 PM

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