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Professional Development FAQs for Educators

Q1: How do I get information on program evaluation techniques?

Q2: How do I measure the performance of the various programs? What data is needed? How should I use such data?

Q3: Is there a curriculum guidebook for teacher education and professional development?

Q4: What materials are available for teacher training, by subject area?

Q5: What are some existing teacher organizations?

Q6: What California colleges and universities offer teaching education programs?

Q7: What are some of the upcoming educational events designed for teachers interested in additional training?

Q8: What are some of the educational events designed for counselors interested in additional professional development?

Q9: What are some of the educational events designed for GEAR UP Coordinators interested in additional training?




Q1: How do I get information on program evaluation techniques?

Reports, reports, reports. As GEAR UP coordinators, you are held accountable for the work that you do with GEAR UP families. Various program performance evaluation tools are available to help you measure your results. Consider this sampling of resources that can assist you with finding the right tool for your evaluation needs.
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Q2: How do I measure the performance of the various programs? What data is needed? How should I use such data?

Show me the numbers. Program success is dictated by data: How many students are enrolled in the program? How many parents attended the workshop? Understanding how to effectively use data to demonstrate your success is a vital skill. The following resources may be helpful as you identify your data needs.
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Q3: Is there a curriculum guidebook for teacher education and professional development?

We often hear the slogan "Be the Best You Can Be," but sometimes we need a little help. Resources are available to help you reach your professional goals.
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Q4: What materials are available for teacher training, by subject area?

Education is a life-long process. Take the time to familiarize yourself with various professional development resources and materials.
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Q5: What are some existing teacher organizations?

As you progress in your career, developing and maintaining professional relationships is very important. To learn more about educational agencies, organizations, and associations that you may want to be involved with, take a look...
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Q6: What California colleges and universities offer teaching education programs?

Have you heard? California will be looking for approximately 300,000 teachers in the next 10 years. Are you up for the challenge? Before you answer to the call, be sure to research accredited programs for California credentials.
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Q7: What are some of the upcoming educational events designed for teachers interested in additional training?

Given your daily responsibilities, how can you afford to attend another meeting, workshop, or seminar? Time and money are of the essence, so take time to carefully consider which events would be the most valuable to you. Check out this 2005-2006 events calendar before you make your decision.
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Q8: What are some of the educational events designed for counselors interested in additional professional development?

Given your daily responsibilities, how can you afford to attend another meeting, workshop, or seminar? Time and money are of the essence, so take time to carefully consider which events would be the most valuable to you. Check out this 2005-2006 events calendar before you make your decision.
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Q9: What are some of the educational events designed for GEAR UP Coordinators interested in additional training?

Given your daily responsibilities, how can you afford to attend another meeting, workshop, or seminar? Time and money are of the essence, so take time to carefully consider which events would be the most valuable to you. Check out this 2005-2006 events calendar before you make your decision.
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