ASTA Blog
Advancing Technology in the Classroom
posted by: Pamela | February 07, 2011, 04:27 pm   


With technology advancing at high speeds, one Maryland teacher is putting new methods to use in her classroom. Stacey Roshan, a math teacher, has come up with a way to help her students relax more in class while meeting the challenges of AP calculus and algebra.

 
Alabama Teachers Flocking to AAE
posted by: Pamela | February 03, 2011, 12:23 pm   

Due to some recent landmark legislation, Alabama teachers are finding themselves at a crossroads with their local union, the Alabama Education Association, an affiliate of the NEA. Recently, the Alabama Legislature passed Senate Bill 2. This measure prohibits the AEA from using payroll deductions to support political activity. This legislation is a direct blow to the union machine and the perfect opportunity for Alabama teachers to evaluate their membership and consider alternatives.
 
ASTA Offers Scholarships to AGATE Conference
posted by: Pamela | February 02, 2011, 04:27 pm   


The Arkansas State Teachers Association is providing full scholarships to members to attend the Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education conference on February 16-18 in Little Rock.

 
ASTA Offers Scholarships and Classroom Grants
posted by: Pamela | February 01, 2011, 02:39 pm   


The Arkansas State Teachers Association is excited to support the teachers of Arkansas with the Spring 2011 Scholarships and Grants Program. Teacher scholarships and classroom grants are competitive awards available to all educators in Arkansas.

 
New Teacher Evaluations Being Debated
posted by: Pamela | February 01, 2011, 12:39 pm   

The debate over "value-added" methods of evaluating teachers has caused controversy all over the country. While most agree that we must find a way of fairly evaluating teachers, not many agree on the method. One common thread of a new evaluation system is a new focus on student achievement.
 
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