Two teleconferences are coming up: one on "preparing teachers to involve families" and one on "supporting quality teachers."
PARTNERS FOR LEARNING: PREPARING TEACHERS TO INVOLVE PARENTS
On November 5, Vice President Gore will join Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley for "Partners for Learning: Preparing Teachers to Involve Families," a two-hour discussion on how families, schools, colleges, and communities can more effectively work together. Model programs and practices that offer teachers in-service (and pre-service) help in creating meaningful links with families will be featured. These programs include:
Also during the show, a new publication that offers research-based ideas for developing programs that prepare teachers for family involvement will be announced: "New Skills for New Schools."
This free teleconference airs Wednesday, November 5, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST.
SUPPORTING QUALITY TEACHERS:
A TALENTED TEACHER IN EVERY CLASSROOM
The November Satellite Town Meeting -- on November 18 -- focuses on "Supporting Quality Teachers: A Talented Teacher in Every Classroom." Secretary Riley and his guests will explore model programs that address the following questions:
The program will be broadcast Tuesday, November 18, from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST.
A WORD ABOUT SATELLITE TOWN MEETINGS
Across the country, partnerships of concerned citizens -- parents, teachers, college leaders, child-care providers, business people, community leaders, and others -- have come together to improve their local schools and help children learn more. One way these hundreds of communities are sharing ideas and keeping up-to-date with the latest information is through a unique service from the U.S. Department of Education: the Satellite Town Meeting.
On the third Tuesday of each month during the school year, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley hosts the Satellite Town Meeting, a free, live, interactive teleconference about community efforts to improve teaching and learning. This is your opportunity to ask a question of the Secretary and his guests -- drawn from communities like yours -- on what works in schools and communities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the Satellite Town Meeting (including the answers to such questions as What is it?, Who participates?, What do we talk about?, How does the community benefit?, and How can we take part?, see the Satellite Town Meeting Web Site or call 1-800-USA-LEARN.
(Source: Peter Kickbush, U.S. Department of Education)
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