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5 Career Management Tips for Educators

In this article, guest author Jennifer Rhodes, WGU Career Advisor, shares career management advice for educators. While she is writing for WGU graduates, her advice would benefit any person working in the education field. Read what she has to say about Possibility, Presence, People, Perspective, and Perseverance. 

 


Professional Learning Programs

The WGU Teachers College is offering professional learning programs, badges and certificates for professional development. Our offerings will continue to expand. At present we offer a professional learning series of courses and a badge for Next Gen Teaching. We offer a Character Education Certificate Program. And, in 2022, we are adding Learning Experience Design and Paraprofessional to Teacher Pathways Certificate Programs.

 

Grow Your Knowledge and Your Career

Behind each of the buttons below is an array of free resources to help you learn and grow.

These can also support you in your classrooms, school districts, colleges and universities, and other organizations.

We'll be adding additional resources throughout the year, so check back often. 

 

Social Emotional Learning

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Explore this substantial list of resources to help you understand and embrace social emotional learning in your professional and personal life. Included topics are mindset, resilience, empathy, self-awareness, self-efficacy and understanding emotions. 

 


Next Gen Teaching and Learning

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In Next Gen learning, the art and science of teaching and leading in education must continually evolve. Explore these resources to learn more about what you can do to be part of Next Gen teaching and leading.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Build upon your organization's work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with resources from this compilation, including learnings from the Advance Equity Speaker Series. Also available are books and videos for reading, viewing and conversation starters. 

 


Character Education

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Learn more about the value of character education by exploring these resources. Also featured is a certificate program for principals and teachers to help build schools of character.

 


Homeschooling Resources

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Whether you are new to homeschooling, or you've been doing it for a while, teaching and learning from home doesn't mean you have to go it alone. Take advantage of the resources on this page to enhance your learning environment as well as the outcomes.

 


Praxis Resources

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If you are curious about the Praxis® tests, and how to prepare for them, or your state content tests, these free resources are a great place to start your study plan. Topics: Core Basic Skills, Special Ed, Elementary Ed and Secondary Science resources. 

 

WGU Teachers College Alumni Exclusive Learning Resources

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Hey all of you Teachers College graduates!

You have access to a wide array of lifelong learning options as a WGU graduate. In addition to all of the resources you see here in the Learning Community, you can also access these great resources for FREE!

 

 

Teaching Channel:

Watch 1,400+ classroom videos on topics like differentiation, class culture, and new teachers. Teaching Channel has partnered with top educators around the country to film real classrooms in every subject and grade level. Every video has been carefully vetted by education professionals to ensure they'll help you follow best teaching practices.

SimpleK12:

A web-based training portal that gives teachers a collaborative learning environment and self-paced, needs-based resources. Find several hundred hours of interactive training and testing and informative webinars by subject matter experts from around the globe. 

WGU Alumni Library:

Enjoy complimentary access to classroom management, engagement, and motivation research guides. That’s not all! Browse literature reviews, social and emotional learning resources, and the latest findings on student engagement.

LinkedIn Learning: 

An online educational platform with 16,000+ courses to help you discover and develop business, creative, and technology skills through expert-led course videos. 

edX: 

Get unlimited access to 150+ courses mapped to 10 essential subject areas. Gain entrance to courses taught by experts from industry-leading companies like IBM and Amazon Web Services and universities including Harvard and Columbia.

Campus Technology Leadership Summit

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Taking Digital Beyond the New Normal

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 

Virtual Convening

Link here to Register

In this session, we’ll look at the evolution of online learning and how education innovators are poised to move beyond a “new normal” to a “new possible” in learning models and modalities. We’ll unpack strategies we are seeing emerge that are aimed at creating and curating student learning and support experiences that are immersive, flexible and use technology effectively to enhance student success – especially those driven by the emerging field of learning experience design. Join the conversation and help us learn together how we build out a “new possible!"

Speakers:

  • Mark Milliron, SVP of Western Governors University and Executive Dean of the Teachers College 
  • Kim Round, Academic Programs Director and Associate Dean, WGU Teachers College

Events and Conferences


AACC LEADERSHIP AWARD - New York City

Date: April 30, 2022

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Leadership Award, an annual tradition since 1982, is presented to individuals whose accomplishments and professional contributions to the community college field have been outstanding. This year, WGU Director of Community College Partnerships, Dr. Gerardo de los Santos is receiving the prestigious award. Join us in congratulating him for his commitment and impressive work in building pathways to opportunity for college students everywhere. Learn more here.


JFF (JOBS FOR THE FUTURE) HORIZONS 2022

Date: June 7-8, 2022

New Orleans, LA

Private, public, and nonprofit trailblazers will gather to design radical new solutions to today’s unprecedented challenges. The action oriented JFF Horizons experience will lay the foundation for transforming education and workforce systems to build an equitable economic recovery. Link here for more information


EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES - NATIONAL FORUM ON EDUCATION POLICY

Date: July 13-15, 2022

ECS’ National Forum on Education Policy is the leading education policy event of the year. By bringing education leaders together from across the aisle and across the states, this gathering provides opportunities to interact, learn, and collaborate. Link here for more information.