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Dean Teitelbaum is Panelist at NCSBA Event

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dean Teitelbaum
Along with two other UNC education deans and Alisa Chapman, vice president of Academic and University Programs for UNC General Administration, Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum provided formal comments and participated in Q&A as part of a panel discussion on “The State of Teaching in North Carolina” at the N. C. School Board Association Public Policy Conference Dec. 5 in Wilmington. Teitelbaum focused on “Professional Development and Outreach to N.C. Public Schools,” highlighting the Watson College’s work in not only preparing new preK-12 teachers (and administrators) but also assisting current ones who are engaged on a daily basis in our schools.  Among the examples he provided were the Professional Development System (PDS) Partnerships, Professional Development Conferences, Professional Learning Days, Master Teacher Seminars Program, Partnership in Action Program, First Years of Teaching Support Program, National Board Certification Support Program, Assistive Technology Center, Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM), and Dropout Prevention Coalition. Teitelbaum emphasized the importance of lifelong learning as part of the teaching profession and the college’s extensive engagement in a comprehensive approach to K-12 school improvement