- About AFT CT
- Professional Development
New Science Standards Released
The new Science standards have been released. AFT is supporting these standards and here is the site so you can look at them and view some videos about them.
How to run a parent-teacher conference.
Part 1: An example
How to run a parent-teacher conference
Part 2: Analysis of the conference
Professional Development Requirements/CEU information
Public Act 12-116 an Act Concerning Education Reform
This bill eliminates the requirement that a professional certificate holder complete 90 CEU’s in order to renew his/her professional certificate. Instead the certificate is valid for 5 years and is required to be continued every 5 years.
Also instead of the CEU’s, starting, July 1, 2013, all certificate holders must participate in professional development activities. These activities must be part of a plan developed by the district PD committee. This committee was established in 2010 under PA 10-220a and still stands. This committee must include members of the bargaining unit who are chosen by the bargaining unit. This committee’s charge is to develop, evaluate and update annually the PD plan for the district. This new professional development must be offered by the district for 18 hours and the majority of which to be delivered in small groups or individual settings informed by evaluations. These activities shall include among others
- Improve integration of reading, literacy and numeracy enhancement, and cultural awareness
- Improve ELL teaching practices
- Foster collective responsibility for student performance
- Be used to improve practice based on teacher evaluations
- Be comprehensive, sustained, and intensive enough increase teacher effectiveness