ERIC Number: ED432557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Talk 1997. Report.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
This booklet shares what South Carolina teachers said during Teacher Talk, a series of regional dialogue sessions between teachers and the State Superintendent of Education in 1997. Teachers from all levels and disciplines participated in the meetings. Teachers identified learning activities that were highly effective for students, worked in small groups to develop ideas, and shared ideas with the large group. Next, they worked in small groups by grade level to discuss two predetermined issues, then provided responses to the issues. Finally, they named tools, techniques, and support needed for successful implementation of best practices. After introductory information, Section 1 of the booklet, "Teachers' Top Education Issues," discusses class size, accountability, professional development, parent involvement, teacher leadership, testing, public image, curriculum, at-risk students, school safety, discipline and management, technology, and licensure. Section 2, "Tools, Techniques, and Support," focuses on information related to local school districts, higher education, state department of education, and parents and communities. Section 3, "Learning Activity Ideas from Teacher Talk Participants," discusses activities at each grade level. Information from a Teacher Talk evaluation is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Class Size, Classroom Techniques, Creative Teaching, Curriculum Development, Discipline, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Public Opinion, Public Schools, School Safety, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina