Timely Tidbits from Janet and Marianne

“Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to until she got an unlisted number.” Author Unknown

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” Malcolm S. Forbes

WELCOME BACK!!! (or WELCOME!!! if you are a new staff member). The STC has been very busy this summer: running classes, making copies, designing/making posters, and lots of laminating. The classes we ran include: Creating an Engaging and Useful Classroom Website, Meeting the Needs of ELL in General Education Classrooms, How to Maximize Intelligence with Growth Mindset, Google in the Teaching World, and NBC Foundations.

Book Recommendation:

Learn to CHOOSE Choosing to LEARN: The Key to Student Motivation and Achievement by Mike Anderson
“When students have more choices about their learning, they can find ways of learning that match their personal needs and be more engaged in their work, building skills and work habits that will serve them well in school and beyond.” This 153 page book “offers numerous examples of choice in action, ideas to try with different students, and a step-by-step process to help you plan and incorporate choice into your classroom.” A study guide will be included.

Check out these websites and register your class(es) to be eligible to receive free materials: adoptaclassroom.org and donorschoose.org

CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) - The Southtown Teachers’ Center has been approved as a sponsor of CTLE to Professional and Level III Teaching Assistant Certificate holders. When you register for an STC course, you will be asked to indicate that this course will be submitted for your 100 hours.

Janet and Marianne

STC Meeting Dates 2016-2017

Meetings for 2016 will be held at Big Tree Elementary School Room 168. Business Meeting will begin at 12:30PM
Dates are: September 30, 2016 (Meeting starts at 1:00pm)- November 18, 2016 - February 3, 2017 - April 21, 2017 - May 19, 2017

Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple Award

Seeking nominations for our Golden Apple Award. Do you know someone who demonstrates recognition worthy character and professionalism? Go to our nomination page and let everyone know how special they are!

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Welcome to Southtown Teachers’ Center

Janet Brooks
Marianne Chiumento
Co-Directors

Vanessa Rehac
Administrative Assistant

Katie Grogan-Frontier
Erin Holstein-Hamburg
Policy Board Co-Chairs

STC ANNOUNCEMENTS

STC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Regular Hours: Beginning September 6th
Tues-Thurs
10:00AM-2:30PM
and
3:45-5:00PM
Starting in October we will be open on Mondays

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Advance Your Professionalism

Advance Your Professionalism

National Board Certification Awareness Session and Summer Jump Start Session now accepting registration. For details

NBC Candidate Support

STC Needs Assessment

STC Needs Assessment

Please take a few moments to fill in our 2015 Needs Assessment. We are YOUR Teacher Center, let us know how we can best serve and support you as an educator.

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