by Claire Miller
The Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality (NET-Q) project is designed to prepare teachers for the demands of teaching high-need subjects in high-need schools and to give them the support they need once they enter the classroom.
With those goals in mind, NET-Q is hosting a one-day summer institute for teachers and leaders from its partner schools to share their research projects, review the work they’ve done thus far through NET-Q and plan upcoming grant work.
“We want to provide an opportunity for first- through third-year teachers in the NET-Q community to learn new inquiry and research skills,” said Dee Taylor, NET-Q project director.
The institute will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 at the Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland St., Atlanta) and will offer seminars that cover a variety of areas, from the benefits of implementing cross-career learning communities to the best ways to conduct peer observations.
Nancy Dana, professor of education at the University of Florida, will be the institute’s keynote speaker. Dana spent 10 years as the director of The Center for School Improvement at UF and served on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University, where she developed and directed the State College Area School District-Pennsylvania State University Elementary Professional Development School program.
“Dr. Dana was chosen for her expertise in action research and inquiry for school leaders, classroom teachers and those who prepare, develop and supervise teachers,” Taylor said. “School-based research is a key expectation of the university-school model and the overall NET-Q grant.”
Registration is required to attend, and attendees can receive one professional development unit credit by completing two post-institute hours of online follow-up. Top priority is given, but not limited, to registrants who are teachers and leaders in the NET-Q/P-12 schools and the colleges/universities involved with NET-Q.
For more information and registration costs for the summer institute, contact Taylor at 404/413-8434 or email@example.com.
For more information about the Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality, visit http://netq.coe.gsu.edu.