The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning is offering a training program for new CTE teachers pursuing teacher licensure as well as Career and Technical Educators who wish to continue building teaching skills. The Arkansas New and Emerging Teacher Institute is designed to support new and emerging teachers (within their first two years) as they develop effective teaching practices and prepare for daily instruction. Teachers will develop their teaching skills and learn what it takes for them to be successful, as well as what it takes for their students to be successful. Over one calendar year, this program provides 90 total clock hours of instruction covered in 14 days. This program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Career Education (ACE). The 90 clock hours earned, when combined with ACE's SkillsUSA Chapter Management Institute (CMI) will give participants the 135 clock hours necessary for licensure.
Summer Session (30 Hours) - The New and Emerging Teacher - is scheduled for August 5 - 9, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The course objectives include: Defining teacher roles and responsibilities; Understanding curriculum standards; Creating short and long range instructional plans; Utilizing proactive classroom management techniques; Implementing research-based instructional strategies; Developing a learning-focused classroom culture; Applying organization and time management strategies; Collaborating with the school community; Becoming a reflective practitioner
Fall/Winter Session (30 Hours) - Foundations in Quality Teaching and Learning - is scheduled for October 2013 and January/Februatry 2014 - dates to be determined beginning at 8:30 a.m. The course objectives include: Understanding brain-based learning, student learning styles, cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, diversity, informal assessment based on prior knowledge, instruction designed around student interest, group decision-making, authentic assessments, multiple intelligences, developing inquiry-based learning techniques, connecting curriculum to the student's world, implementing project based learning.
Spring Session (30 Hours) is scheduled for the week of June 2 - 6, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The course objectives include: Deeper understanding of learning principles and processes; Become a consciously competent instructional designer; Consciously competent decision making; Strengthen your personal abilities; Increase the probability of high level student learning; Understand that teaching is collaborative, not "private practice; " Building teaching skills through awareness and use of learning principles.
In addition to attending each of the 30-hour sessions, there will also be independent study and application to their own educational setting.
The tuition for all 90 hours is $2,100. You will receive an invoice for $700 prior to each of the three sessions. You may pay for the full 90 hours in one check ($2,100) before the start of the first session, if you choose. If you are paying with a purchase order, your invoice will be sent about three weeks prior to the start of the session. Payment is due prior to the session's start.
You will need to bring your laptop computer with you.
Lodging has been arranged at La Quinta Inn at 111 E. Harrell Dr in Russellville. Rates are $75.00 plus tax per night for a room with a king size bed; $80 plus tax for a room with two queen size beds. Contact the hotel at 479-967-2299 and let them know you are with the New and Emerging Teacher Institute or NETI. Make your reservation by phone to get the special rate, which is below the state rate. This hotel has very positive reviews, features full complimentary breakfast, a manager's reception Monday through Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm, wired and wireless Internet, indoor pool and jaccuzzi, fitness center and is located near a bazillion restaurants, several within walking distance.