Description: This one-day conference will include keynotes, breakout sessions, and panel discussions on several timely topics related to the State of Education in Georgia to include: Partnerships focused on student achievement, teacher induction, strategies for retaining highly effective teachers, performance-based measures of teacher effectiveness, teacher evaluation, and others.

##Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Ingersoll, Professor of Education and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

After teaching in both public and private schools for a number of years, Dr. Ingersoll obtained a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. From 1995 to 2000 he was a faculty member in the Sociology department at the University of Georgia and currently he is the Board of Overseers Professor of Education and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ingersoll’s research focuses on the character of elementary and secondary schools as workplaces, teachers as employees and teaching as a job. He has published over 100 articles, reports, chapters, and essays on topics such as: the management and organization of schools; accountability and control in schools; teacher supply, demand, shortages and turnover; induction and mentoring for beginning teachers; the problem of underqualified teachers; the status of teaching as a profession; and changes in the demographic character of the teaching force.

Keynote Address: The Changing Face of the Teaching Force: this presentation summarizes the results from a study, based on the most comprehensive data on teachers, that has revealed that the elementary and secondary teaching force in the U.S. has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent decades.

Luncheon Speakers Confirmed:

  • Valerie Wilson, Democratic Candidate for State School Superintendent
  • Richard Woods, Republican Candidate for State School Superintendent

Concurrent Session Topics:

  • Win-Win-Win: Supporting Student Learning AND Improving Teacher Preparation through a Professional Development School Collaboration
  • PreK-16 Partnerships for New Teacher Learning: A Collaborative Approach to the Induction Cycle
  • Strategies for Retaining Effective Teachers from the Teacher’s Perspective
  • Measuring Teacher Impact on Student Achievement: Successes and Challenges from the Field
  • Performance-Based Measures of Teacher Readiness: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned in Implementing and Using edTPA to inform Program Improvement

Event Registration

Cost: $95 (includes conference materials, refreshment breaks, lunch and parking pass)

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2014

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