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Friday, August 3 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Incenting and Recognizing Teachers for Their Investments in Learning (Al Byers, Dan Hickey, Claudette Rasmussen, Ruth Rominger, Eric Sheninger, Tom de Boor [mod])

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This is the kick-off event for Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What can educators do themselves to get more support and recognition?
  • How should educators’ investment in learning to improve their performance and enrich the profession be supported, incentivized, documented, and recognized?
  • What schools and districts are providing model levels of support, and how can their approaches be better disseminated and applied?
  • What does the future hold for current informal recognition systems like badges?

The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Tom de Boor. Panelists will include Al Byers, Dan Hickey, Claudette Rasmussen, Ruth Rominger, and Eric Sheninger; the forum itself will take place on Proteacher.net.


Speakers
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Al Byers

Al Byers is the Assistant Executive Director of Government Partnerships and e-Learning at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and has been at NSTA since May 2002. Dr. Byers holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Instructional Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He serves in a strategic capacity with government agencies, state and local departments of education, university, and education... Read More →
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Daniel Hickey

Daniel Hickey uses design-based research methods and situative theories of cognition to improve instruction.  He focuses on participatory approaches to assessment and motivation, and works in e-learning, videogaming, and new media contexts. In 2011, he is mostly focusing on a comprehensive model called Designing for Participation (DFP).  DFP is a design-based model for directly fostering participation that also leads to enduring... Read More →
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Claudette Rasmussen

Claudette Rasmussen is a Senior Consultant in the Education, Human Development and the Workforce division of the American Institutes for Research (AIR). She works with state and district leadership teams within the Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center providing expert consultation in professional learning and continuous improvement. Rasmussen also works with the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality on the role of professional... Read More →
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Ruth Rominger

Ruth Rominger is a designer of learning experiences and currently is tinkering with the design of reusable, open learning objects, distributed learning networks and visual facilitation techniques. Ruth's work history includes corporate and non-profit management positions. She served as Senior Acquisitions Editor and Manager of Editorial Systems at Dryden Press, a major academic publisher of management, organizational behavior and information... Read More →
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Eric Sheninger

Eric is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century. As an educational administrator he firmly believes that effective communication, listening, support, shared decision making, and the integration of technology are essential elements... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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