How Many Years Before a Teacher Hits Their Stride?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on August 18, 2017

 

How long does it take for a teacher to find their groove? When you think of musicians, athletes, artists, doctors, or attorneys—it may take at least five years to start feeling like the profession is being mastered. Teachers generally experience the same number of years, and may even need ten to fifteen years in their profession to feel like they have finally hit their stride. 

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Topics: Teacher Tips, NISE

Changing Education Landscape—What Qualifies a Quality Teacher?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on July 14, 2017

 

When it comes to qualifying teachers, there is a changing landscape that influences the quality of education in the classroom. As some states struggle to retain qualified teachers, policymakers are looking for new avenues to bring in subject matter experts who may not have a degree in education or previous classroom experience. By lowering teacher qualifications, many argue that student achievement will struggle. 

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Topics: Teacher Tips, NISE

National Institute for STEM Education Hits 100th Graduate Milestone

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on May 05, 2017

 

Ever since the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) opened it's doors to teachers seeking STEM certification in June of 2016 they have seen many educators graduate and move on to provide a STEM classroom with a new set of tools.This past week they saw their 100th graduate of the STEM certification program and are excited to see others continue to grow and thrive.

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Topics: Press Releases, NISE

NISE Awards STEM Certification to Its First Graduate

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on June 13, 2016

 

 

The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) opened its doors earlier this year and has announced that it has the first graduate of the STEM certification, Virginia Pitts.

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Topics: Press Releases, NISE

National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) Announces STEM Certification and Degree Programs for Districts, Campuses and Teachers

Posted by Javier Encinas on April 01, 2016

 

 HOUSTON — March 30, 2016 — As science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs continue to grow, the U.S. Department of Education has set a priority to increase the number of students and teachers who are proficient in these fields. Yet, as school districts launch STEM schools and programs, there has been no easy way to certify that they are actually prepared to teach STEM — until now. Accelerate Learning today announces the formation of the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE). 

Headquartered in Houston, NISE was conceived by practicing educators and is based on thousands of hours of research, professional development, curriculum design and educational leadership. Using an online learning platform and unique digital portfolio, NISE offers a STEM certification program for campuses and districts, as well as teachers. Through the self-paced, competency-based programs, participants can learn and apply their proficiency in the key domains of STEM teaching that are essential to creating effective classrooms that increase student achievement. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Teacher Tips, NISE