L. P. Skeen on sat 3 apr 04
Hey does anyone know if "professional development" or continuing ed =
credits are available for the NCECA conference?
L. P. Skeen www.living-tree.net
Living Tree Pottery, Summerfield, NC
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to pee on the electric fence."------- Will Rogers (att.)
Ivor and Olive Lewis on sun 4 apr 04
Dear L.P. Skeen,
Why should this be possible?
To get points towards accreditation for a reward, be it to confirm
professional development or to qualify for some sort of certification,
there is a need to work to demonstrate those benefits.
Like a 5000 word dissertation or research report.
Though the NCECA may be about promoting education it does not seem to
be a teaching institution. So how would it qualify to administer and
present such an award?
Yes, some teaching institutions that run summer schools do offer
points, usually as a contribution to an award under their jurisdiction
as a sort of "discount"
But other wise I would not expect it.
Ivor Lewis. Redhill, South Australia
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L. P. Skeen on sun 4 apr 04
Ivor, since you live ih Oz things are probably different down there. Over
on this side of the pond, teachers are required to amass a certain number of
continuing ed or professional development hours. Many school systems will
accept attendance at a professional conference or workshop as credit towards
those requirements. If you have seen Lori Leary's posts about mel-san's
workshop at her school, you will notice she has arranged to offer teacher
credits. My post was just wondering if NCECA offered teacher credits too.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivor and Olive Lewis"
> Dear L.P. Skeen,
> Why should this be possible?
> To get points towards accreditation for a reward, be it to confirm
professional development or to qualify for some sort of certification, there
is a need to work to demonstrate those benefits.
Ivor and Olive Lewis on mon 5 apr 04
Dear L.P Skeen,
South Oz has this thing going about professional development and yes,
certain things do count towards the points needed to remain
registered. But I have been out of the loop for thirteen years and
would not know, (or care), what the current rules are. But I do recall
that updating one's skills in a medical or other emergency was an
Though keeping up to date with the developments in subject fields may
be covered by events such as Mel's workshops and similar functions (I
believe Mel has a teaching degree as well as his Art qualification, so
he would function at a high level as a "Teacher of Teachers") the
major change which is promoted by Education Authorities as
professional development are improvements in Social Education, Welfare
and Child Protection. So it is no longer a case of "Are you ahead of
the pack in your subject field" but "Are you a good Child Minder able
to anticipate and circumvent trouble for the Authorities" that gains
you the "PQ Points" for continuing employment as a teacher.
though attendance at NCECA provides would meet one side of that
specification would it satisfy the other?
Best regards,Ivor Lewis. Redhill, South Australia
----- Original Message -----
From: "L. P. Skeen"
Sent: Sunday, 4 April 2004 9:23
Subject: Re: NCECA as teacher credits?