Extractions: Brown, Deb (Program Evaluation) - Deb Brown works as an independent organization development consultant to groups and organizations in the public sector particularly in the areas of knowledge-based planning and processes for authentic evaluation. She is Associate Faculty at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, N.H. and has served in leadership positions in human services and educational organizations for over twenty years. Deb holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Simmons College, a M.S. in Organization and Management from Antioch New England Graduate School and an MA in Organization Development from The Fielding Graduate Institute. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Cherington, Gretchen (Consultation Skills) - Gretchen Cherington, founder of GC CONSULTING, along with business partner Steve Jonas, has been consulting on organizational development for fifteen years. GC CONSULTING has worked with nearly one hundred fifty corporate, public, and not-for-profit organizations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. GC CONSULTING has held long term contracts with a dozen state agencies in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and has worked with several federal agencies as well. Gretchen has been associated with Columbia University and RPI as an adjunct instructor in the Executive MBA and Executive Development Programs. As a volunteer leader, Gretchen has won awards for her service from the Governor of New Hampshire (County Citizen of the Year), the New Hampshire Hospital Association (Trustee of the Year) and Alice Peck Day Health System (President's Award). She earned her BS and MBA from the University of New Hampshire.
Extractions: One key to building successful organizations is ensuring a good match between an employee's work and his or her interests, skills and abilities. Supervisors who focus on their staff's professional development are likely to tap into their employees' highest potential. The Career Development Program helps State departments achieve organizational effectiveness by supporting career development for employees and promoting career coaching by supervisors. Through individual and confidential career advising sessions, we help employees identify their career goals and suggest ways to attain those goals. Through classes for supervisors we provide information regarding how to keep employees motivated and improve morale.
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Extractions: Journal of Staff Development , Summer 1996 (Vol. 17, No. 3) To create inclusive schools, all staff members will have to change the way they view the world of education, including changing paradigms of teaching and learning, teacher support, and staff development practices. "When you see the social aspects at this level, I can't imagine going back to self-contained classes." Janet Healey, Principal School districts are changing their views about educating children with disabilities. Instead of isolated classes, schools are moving toward more inclusive classes for all children. This movement toward "inclusive" classrooms has stirred much debate and polarization in special education. Some parents think that "inclusion is the best thing that has happened for my child"; others call it "an inadequate answer" to solving problems in education. Further, some educators, although sympathetic to many of the problems that disabled students face, are not embracing inclusion as the answer. To adequately address the issues surrounding the inclusive schools movement, let's consider the meaning of inclusion, features of successful inclusive schools, and the professional development that is required to create these schools.
Extractions: 10 ways to tell A school culture that invites deep and sustained professional learning will have a powerful impact on student achievement. By Ron Brandt Journal of Staff Development , Winter 2003 (Vol. 24, No. 1) Reprinted by permission from Powerful Learning Leaders of schools, like leaders of businesses and hospitals, want their organizations to be flexible and responsive, able to change in accord with changing circumstances. Individuals learn best when the content is meaningful to them and they have opportunities for social interaction and the environment supports the learning. That idea applies to organizations as well. To check whether a school is functioning as a learning organization, its staff members and others need to consider this list of characteristics not as a checklist but as elements of the whole. 1. Learning organizations have an incentive structure that encourages adaptive behavior. Just as individuals learn when they are motivated to learn, organizations learn when they have a reason. The incentives to learn may be material or psychological, but one form of incentive that everyone understands is money. Incentives exist at all levels of an organization. Financial incentives may be individual or organizational. Stephen Fink, assistant superintendent, wrote in 1992 that the Edmonds, Wash., school district had paid attention to incentives when it reorganized its categorical programs. "The Edmonds district was an organization engaged in 'learning' new behaviors. To do so, it needed a set of incentives consistent with the new direction," Fink wrote.
Extractions: How You Can Help Online Giving Volunteering Planned Giving Financials ... website credits A Voice For the Future in South Central One story of hope for a mother and child Sharon Alexander was struggling to raise her three children, the youngest of which is Davion, 4. A working mom, she desperately needed child care for Davion during the day. One year ago, Sharon enrolled him in our Vermont Avenue Child Development Center
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Extractions: Forgotten NCSLnet Password? The NCSL Education Program has assisted states on a variety of topics such as vouchers, teaching quality, higher education and school finance. From providing testimony to hosting larger meetings, the Education Program has helped states move forward on education reform. If you are interested in state specific assistance from NCSL on any education topic, please call any of our policy analysts at NCSL. NCSL is currently working on several projects funded by outside foundations and the U.S. Department of Education. These grants allow NCSL to provide customized technical assistance on certain issues at no expense to your state. If you are considering policy in any of the following areas, please contact the appropriate NCSL staff person to discuss potential assistance opportunities. After-School Programs Through a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, NCSL staff are available to work with state legislators, offering assistance to organize committee testimony or meeting presentations on after-school programs and discussing model programs and legislation in other states. On-site assistance may involve NCSL staff visiting states to inform and alert them to the key issues facing states as they implement new policies. More intensive assistance may involve NCSL staff and outside experts working closely with legislators to develop policies addressing after-school issues in their states. Please contact Karen Johnson at
Extractions: Presents: Zacharie J. Clements, Ed.D The Heart of Education "What a fantastic presentation! I have had so many, many wonderful comments from our staff. We loved your humor, admired your candor and honesty, and felt your love and commitment to our profession." - Director of Secondary Education, Seattle, Washington "Miracles Begin With you" "A Pause for Reflection, Joy and Inspiration" "God Don't Make No Junk!" "The A-B-P's of Education Leadership" Click here to inquire about Zacharie J. Clements, Ed.D for your event 2211 Stratford Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Extractions: Featured Exhibitors Apple offers special seminars, briefings, and conference events that are opportunities to learn more about technology in the classroom. Learn about Apple OS X , plus collaborate with fellow education professionals. Dell designs, builds and customizes products and services to satisfy a range of customer requirements. Dell offers consulting, application development, solutions integration and infrastructure systems to design, develop and implement end-to-end technology solutions. Dell provides customers with technology; customized systems; service and support; and products and services. Hewlett-Packard will present a demonstration of the new Tablet PC . HP provides products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and business. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services, and imaging and printing.
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Extractions: The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation manages state forests, parks, and natural areas, and provides educational, technical, and financial assistance in the areas of forestry, recreation, and conservation education. The Department is composed of three divisions: Administration, Forestry, and State Parks. Administration Division Organization Chart Staff is responsible for state land management planning, property administration, maintenance of boundaries, and land acquisition. This section also administers state and federal grants programs, coordinates outdoor recreation initiatives, and conducts recreation planning activities. Grant programs include the National Recreation Trails Fund and the Vermont Recreational Trails Fund. Information about the Land and Water Conservation Fund is available here.
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Extractions: As a result of the elimination of the Education Technology Staff Development Program from the 2002-'03 State Budget, the program will not be offered in the 2002-'03 school year. The purpose of this program is to provide ongoing funding so that training in education technology can be integrated into all professional development. Funding of up to $20 per student will be provided to eligible schools. Click here for the Original AB 1339 legislation TSD 2001-02 Funding (L-N) Go to your Counties Page:
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Extractions: Home Who We Are Opportunities for Educators Advice for Parents ... Support for Kids "Bargaining for Quality" By Angelo J. Dorta, Vermont-NEA President As described in last month's Vermont-NEA Today, Education Week's recent "Quality Counts 2000: Who Should Teach?" report discovered a "salary gap" that mirrored an analysis of Vermont teacher salaries commissioned by Vermont-NEA last summer and publicized at the start of this school year. "While the prosperity train raced across the nation in the latter half of the 1990s, teachers have been left at the station," concludes Education Week. "From 1994-1998, salaries for bachelor's degree holders outside of education have increased 17%, or $6,808, after adjusting for inflation. And the average salary for people with master's degrees in non-teaching fields increased 32% over inflation, or $17,505. The average inflation-adjusted salary for teachers with either degree increased less than one percent over the same period. "
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Extractions: Home Who We Are Opportunities for Educators Advice for Parents ... Support for Kids JOIN! to add your voice to the Association of Vermont educators: Vermont-NEA School employees and the majority of Vermont teachers join Vermont-NEA every year for job security, legal protection, economic benefits, professional support, and to provide a voice for education and children. Vermont-NEA backed by the 10,000 educators who join each year represents educators' interests and stands up for educators in debates over such issues as support for new teachers, workplace quality, school safety, use of public school dollars for private and religious schools, competitive salaries for teachers and education support personnel, teacher evaluation, professional licensing, school finance... To JOIN,
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Extractions: 12) Personnel: The full time equivalent (FTE) number of staff working at the school. Part-time staff are included based on the proportion of time they work. For example, a person who works half-time is counted as .5. Personnel are reported in six categories: Classroom teachers : Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary and secondary teachers in the school. This includes secondary vocational staff where applicable.
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Extractions: SPA Anti-Piracy Education Initiative To date more than 2000 actions have been taken against organizations and training institutions. Education Software Management: The K-12 Guide to Legal Software Use $20 per copy. It is available FREE upon request from the SPA. Is It Okay for Schools to Copy Software? It is available FREE upon request from SPA Don't Copy That Floppy is a nine minute video that uses peer pressure as students convey the message that it's not only illegal to pirate software, but it's also "not cool." $15 per copy. Certified Software Manager Course is a six hour course offered by the SPA around the country that trains individuals to be software managers in their district, school, regional media center, or administrative office.