Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Part Time Math Opportunity

Better Lesson is in the process of soliciting applications for their Master Teacher Project.  In this project selected teachers will design and share full Math Common Core aligned courses in collaboration with Common Core coaches and fellow Master Teachers. You can view the flyer or go directly to the application page here. 

The expectation is 10 hours a week creating CCSS aligned lessons for the next two years, sharing those lessons online, and earning $30,000. 

If any of you choose to apply, please let me know, and good luck! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oquirrh Hills Visit

I spent lunch yesterday with the teachers at Oquirrh Hills Middle School.  Overall, they are very supportive of JEA and willing to share their opinions and concerns.  I enjoyed meeting the teachers who came to the faculty room for lunch.  I hope I was able to answer questions and help them see the need to be informed as the legislature convenes in January.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NCUEA Conference

I spent last Wednesday through Saturday at the Nation Council of Urban Education Associations conference.  It was all about organizing.  There was a lot of good information and ways to organize our members for relationship building and around issues.  The key is still the one-on-one conversation and getting to know our members.  Some questions that I think need to be asked to help us include:
  • What is your professional passion?
  • What is the most pressing education issue in Jordan District?
  • Who do you see as a professional teacher-leader in your building?
  • Why did you join JEA?
  • Why do you stay a member of JEA?
  • What would JEA look like or be doing that would cause you or others to join?
I would like to hear your thoughts on these questions.