Happy Birthday Google! Celebrating 14 years of innovation, cheers to our Missouri Google Certified Teachers:
Google Certified Teachers are exceptional K-12 educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning; creative leaders who understand their local needs and can spread innovation as a recognized expert; and ambassadors for change who model high expectations, life-long learning, collaboration, equity & inclusion, and innovation. They also are expected to develop a “Personal Action Plan”; lead at least three local professional development activities over the course of 12 months; actively participate in the Google Certified Teacher Online Community; share the impact of their work with other Google Certified Teachers through an end-of-year reflection.
Look for plenty of Google related professional development from Cooperating School Districts and the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) this school year.
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Today, participants are exploring each component of the “Ten Essentials” that integrate character education into academic learning and the culture of a school and a district. Diane Stirling, of CHARACTERplus, is leading this seminar at Cooperating School Districts. This workshop is one of three required for Basic Certification in Character Education.
The Ten Essentials (condensed)
- Community consensus
- Character education policy
- Identified and defined traits
- Integrated curriculum
- Experiential learning
- Adult role models
- Professional development
- Student leadership
- Sustaining the program
To see other Learning Division professional development opportunities, including technology integration, Special Education, MELL, plus others, visit www.csd.org/pd_programs.
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