PACCE is a chapter of the Association of American Educators.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities: Top Choices for ELA and Social Studies
posted by: Ruthie | February 21, 2014, 12:27 pm   

Each month, we select the top picks from our PD Calendar and share them with you.  This month we looked at the top picks for English language arts and social studies. For more opportunities in a wide variety of subjects, check out our professional development calendar.

Single-Sex Classrooms in 2014
posted by: Ruthie | February 14, 2014, 03:05 pm   

In an effort to remove distractions and enhance learning, several Washington, D.C. area public schools are
experimenting with classes by separating boys and girls into single-sex learning environments. The practice is becoming a new trend in education reform.

Innovative Classroom Furniture for a New Age
posted by: Ruthie | January 22, 2014, 03:42 pm   

Quick! I say classroom furniture and you think–desks and chairs. The traditional student desk has been the mainstay of classrooms for well over 100 years. Popularized by the factory model of education, this piece of furniture was ideal for keeping classes in nice, neat rows. Since school work at the time focused on individual achievement and not collaboration, the fact that an individual desk also gave each student their own workspace was ideal.
Professional Development – When Is It Worth Your Time?
posted by: Ruthie | January 16, 2014, 11:44 am   

Teachers are faced with a plethora of choices for their professional development.  Organizations of all size and type offer opportunities to teachers.  If teachers had an infinite amount of time and money, they’d be able to attend everything, but unfortunately both time and money are limited resources.  So, how should a teacher decide which opportunity they should try?

Esteemed Teacher Celebrates 100th Birthday
posted by: Ruthie | January 15, 2014, 01:17 pm   

New Jersey’s Agnes Zhelesnik will leave a last impression on her students. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, Ms. Zhelesnik, or “Granny” as her students call her is the oldest working teacher in America.

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