ASHEBORO (May 20, 2019)
Randolph County teachers have the opportunity to enroll in two teacher renewal classes through Randolph Community College for teacher renewal credit, starting in June or September.
“Effective Teacher Training” is a basic preparation and information course for beginning teachers and substitute teachers. The course includes sessions on effective first-day practices and time management strategies. The sessions on lesson preparation include an introduction to learning styles, activities and strategies for teaching through learning styles, components of an effective lesson plan, instructional monitoring and feedback, and planning for a substitute.
Additional sessions focus on classroom management strategies, parent conferencing, and understanding the teacher evaluation system.
The June class is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 24-27, for substitute teachers (section #70400; cost $70), and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 24-28, for lateral entry teachers (section #70401; cost $125).
The fall class is from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 17, for substitute teachers (section #70403; cost $70), and from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 24, for lateral entry teachers (section #70404; cost $125).
“Classroom Management” is designed to assist teachers in becoming more effective classroom managers. The course includes sessions on best practices for establishing a safe and orderly school environment that supports academic achievement, the importance of giving effective directions within the context of classroom management, the importance of narrating student behavior, and the importance of corrective action as outlined in a discipline hierarchy. Suggestions and strategies are also given for moving students toward a self-managed classroom and for building trusting relationships with students and parents.
The June class (section #70399) meets from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, June 17-18, while the fall class (section #70402) meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 3-17. The cost is $70.
Both classes meet in room 223 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center (CEIC), 413 Industrial Park Avenue. For more information or to register, call 336-328-1750. Teachers should decide which courses to take and apply to their school district for prior approval.