February Teacher Newsletter

February 3rd, 2016

Category: News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

Rodel Foundation of Delaware. Teacher Newsletter.
National Fellowship Opportunity, and PD for Teachers by Teachers
National Fellowship Opportunity
America Achieves Fellowship – Apply or Nominate a Colleague (Due Feb. 28). “Elevate your voice. Inspire action. Influence change.” The America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals (AAFTP) offers excellent educators an opportunity to be agents of change.


Professional Development for Teachers by Teachers

Personalized Learning Workshop: Connecting Innovative Educators (Feb. 27, Middletown). Hosted by the Rodel Teacher Council, the Personalized Learning Workshop will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m, at St. Georges High School in Middletown, DE. A workshop for teachers, by teachers, attendees will learn innovative strategies to personalize instruction and connect with others. Teachers can earn three professional development clock hours.

Edcamp Philly 2016 (Apr. 2, Philadelphia, PA). Edcamp is organic, participant driven professional development. At an Edcamp, the participants set the agenda and facilitate sessions on teaching and learning. Learn more about Edcamp and register online.


In Case You Missed It

Decoding Gov. Markell’s Final State of the State Address. Check out Rodel’s expanded thoughts on what the governor had to say about teacher compensation, Wilmington, early childhood funding, career pathways, and scholarships.


Mark Your Calendars

2016 Delaware Digital Learning Day Conference Online (Feb.16 to Feb. 18, Online). In conjunction with Digital Learning Day (Feb. 17), the DCET/DDOE is hosting a series of 12 webinars conducted over three days during the week of Digital Learning Day (Feb. 16 to Feb. 18). Professional development credit is available.

Digital Learning Day (Feb. 17, Online). Engage in Digital Learning Day—a nationwide celebration of great teaching practices and a showcase of innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes.

Second Annual Pathways Conference (Feb. 23, Newark). The Second Annual Pathways Conference will take place Feb. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Hear from national experts and join the conversation around work underway across the state to equip young Delawareans with the knowledge, skills, and experience to successfully transition to high-growth, high-demand occupations.

Personalized Learning Workshop: Connecting Innovative Educators (Feb. 27, Middletown). A workshop for teachers, by teachers, attendees will learn innovative strategies to personalize instruction and connect with others.

UD Educational Technology Conference (Mar. 5, Newark). This full-day conference will introduce teachers with little technology experience to the realm of possibilities and provide the more tech-savvy users opportunities to explore newer, cutting edge technologies. Registration is required.

Personalized Learning Tip of the Month

Explore 10 Word Cloud Generators that could be used to personalize learning in your classroom.



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