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Rethinking Education

Rethinking Education

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Launching Elluminate Live! Start Session Optionally, you can pre-configure your computer and test your audio using one of our Configuration Rooms prior to your session. Please visit our "First time Users" section in the Support Portal to view configuration rooms for Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing. Michael Wesch Michael Lee Wesch (born June 22, 1975) is associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University. Wesch's work also includes media ecology and the emerging field of digital ethnography, where he studies the effect of new media on human interaction. Wesch is a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist exploring the effects of new media on human interaction.

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Conferences & Events EDUCAUSE professional development programs deliver both forward-thinking innovative solutions as well as practical, tangible ideas to handle campus challenges and identify opportunities. Conferences The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference unites the best thinking in higher education IT. EDUCAUSE Connect takes place in locations across the U.S. and are highly interactive, action-driven events where peers solve, network and grow together.

Publications 7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning February 11, 2016 Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts across differences such as Carnegie Classific… 2016 Horizon Report February 4, 2016 'Not Worth It': Why NC College Students Are Turning Away From Teaching UNC-Chapel Hill senior Jailen Wallis has always been tempted to become a high school English teacher. She's cutting across campus on her way to her work-study at the library. A literature junkie, she loves the idea of teaching young people to enjoy reading and writing as much as she does. But Wallis will graduate in May with degrees in sociology and English—not education. "Teaching in North Carolina right now is not worth it, unless you can’t imagine doing anything other than teaching," Wallis explained.

Cutting master’s pay spells trouble for graduate programs, teachers - Elon University's News Organization Print Friendly For Jessica Mahon, getting a master’s degree went hand in hand with becoming a teacher. But Mahon is from New York, where a master’s degree is required for public school teachers to become fully certified. Now, in her sixth year at Newland Elementary School in Burlington, her master’s degree is considered extraneous. NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances A master’s degree in teaching costs about $6,400 a semester for a full-time North Carolina resident attending East Carolina University’s College of Education, meaning a four-semester program would cost about $26,000. But, according to the North Carolina state legislature, that doesn’t mean it’s worth anything. In the most recent state budget passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor last week, North Carolina lawmakers eliminated a provision – which exists in many states – that granted automatic pay raises to public school teachers who completed master’s degrees. It was one of several changes the budget made to teacher compensation and working conditions, including ending teacher tenure, but it is the one likely to have the largest impact on the state’s higher education institutions. The elimination of the benefit could have a significant effect on enrollment in education schools at North Carolina colleges and universities.

Pay Cuts, End Of Tenure Put North Carolina Teachers On Edge Teacher salaries are losing ground fast in North Carolina. Jennifer Spivey has been a teacher for three years at South Columbus High School, on the north side of the border between the Carolinas. She's been recognized as an outstanding teacher; she has a master's degree, and last summer she won a prestigious Kenan fellowship to improve education.

North Carolina’s Real Teacher Recruitment Problem - Carolina Journal RALEIGH — North Carolina has a genuine teacher recruitment and retention crisis. But it has nothing to do with tales of teacher discontent spun by the mainstream media, special-interest groups, and teacher unions. Rather, the state’s public schools continue to encounter a critical shortage of qualified math, science, and special education teachers. The U.S. Department of Education report, “Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing 1990-1991 through 2014-2015,” said the relatively meager supply and strong demand for math, science, and special education teachers has been a persistent weakness in North Carolina’s teacher labor market. Of course, North Carolina’s public schools occasionally confronted teacher shortages in other areas, including Spanish and theater.

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers: What Matters Most and What Can Government Do? Linda Darling-Hammond Charles E. Ducommun Professor, Stanford University With increased recognition that expert teachers are perhaps the most fundamental resource for improving student learning, there is growing interest in figuring out how to recruit and retain strong teachers, especially in high-need schools.