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Commission on In-service Graduate Programs and Professional Development

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Attend the 2016 NCTE Annual Convention in Atlanta in November. Commissions will meet on Friday, November 18 from 2:30-3:45 p.m. and Saturday, November 19 from 2:45-4:00 p.m. (rooms yet to be assigned) and join our discussions!

    Commission Chair:
    Lisa Eckert, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

    Commission Liaison:

    Thomas McCann, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

    To gain a better understanding of graduate and professional development programs in English Education from the perspective of those involved in creating and sustaining them, using that data to accurately describe graduate teacher education and pedagogical development in a time of standards and "packaged" PD programs. Little comprehensive data exists on existing models of English education graduate programs, yet providing information on these models would be useful for faculty who are working to establish or further develop graduate programs.

    Current Project:
    The Commission is currently exploring rationale for revising graduate programs and how these programs can also offer rigorous, sustained professional development for in-service teachers.

    Proposed Projects:
    Analyzing the implications of professional development and graduate requirement changes as noted above; the next meeting of the Commission will further articulate specifics.  

    Also, Commission members are working with NCLE projects to explore options for offering professional development credits.

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