Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TEACH Campaign Supporting the Teachers of Tomorrow

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education launched the TEACH campaign. In an effort to inspire and empower Americans to become teachers, they are providing job postings, teacher prep, financial aid, and testimonials from current teachers. To encourage discussion around the teaching profession, they also have plans to set up TEACH Town Hall events in communities and on college campuses.

Read more about the TEACH campaign

What do you think about this idea to create a specific online path to teaching for those interested in the profession?

Will there be more qualified and prepared teachers entering the classroom as a result?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if you are referring to online courses for certification, or just online postings to encourage people to become teachers. I don't think online courses will prepare teachers for the classroom setting. There is a huge gap between theory and practice, and I believe that teachers need time in the classroom to observe experienced teachers and then to practice using their knowledge in a real teaching atmosphere.