For students and teachers alike, summer vacation means Popsicles, a break from your regular routine, and warmer weather to enjoy the beach, picnics, or possibly a few nights away. But teachers get an extra activity to look forward to: improving their teaching craft through continuing education classes and workshops!
Attending continuing education events during the summer can provide you with new teaching strategies and techniques, and give you an opportunity to make new friends and colleagues in the teaching field.
Here are two continuing education organizations, one that can be experienced in person and one that can be experienced anywhere you have a laptop, you can use to make this summer count:
1. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History- The Glider Lehrman Institute offers weeklong teacher seminars on a variety of American history topics. The learning-intensive workshops provide both in-depth learning time, and specific teaching strategies to put what you learned into action. Topics cover material such as "Native American History," "The Role of The Supreme Court in American History," and more. The classes are taught at different universities across the country, and are perfect for advancing your subject knowledge.
2. Learner's Edge- Learner's Edge is an online and in-print continuing education course provider that helps teachers earn continuing education credits and certificates. Classes are offered about everything from "Classroom Management" to "Teaching Excellence." The registration for the summer session classes ends July 15th.
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