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Building Better Teachers

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Are great teachers born? Or made? Research says teacher development should be at the forefront of policymaker's minds, but, current standards are often episodic and ineffective. So how do teachers keep up with the latest methods and practices?

We continue our summer series on education in the Clark County School District with a look at building a better teacher. The head of Clark County School District's Teacher Induction and Mentoring program joins us to discuss what the district is doing. We also talk with an expert from Stanford University who says this topic is a rapid growing concern among educators.

School is out in Clark County so teachers we want to hear from you. What are you doing to keep up with the latest methods and practices? Are you getting the kind of professional development you need in the district? What are the challenges you face as a teacher? Post your comments below.

GUESTS
Sandy Dean, Dir, Natl Board Resource Ctr, Stanford U
Annie Amoia, Dir, Teacher Induction and Mentoring, CCSD
Bill Garis, Deputy HR Dir, CCSD
Jane Kier, Coordintor of Student Teaching and the 21st Century Teacher Prep Program Partnership between UNLV and the CCSD

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