Preparing today’s teachers for tomorrow’s classrooms
Success begins with effective test preparation — that’s why ETS is offering free Praxis™ Study Plan Development Webinars to help your teacher candidates prepare.
These free webinars deliver in-depth information about the Praxis I® and Praxis II® tests, and offer your students the opportunity to ask questions. Prospective test takers are also presented with a plan to help guide their preparation for their Praxis tests.
Webinar topics include:
- An overview of the Praxis tests
- An overview of the Tests at a Glance (TAAG)
- Available resources for test preparation
The next Praxis I Webinar will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. (ET).
Learn more about how to register.
Please pass this message on to your teacher candidates and help us continue to nurture the goal of bringing great teachers to every classroom. Registration opens approximately two weeks in advance of the listed date.
Praxis I Webinar Dates
- Friday, January 11, at 1 p.m. ET
- Monday, March 25, at 1 p.m. ET
- Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. ET
Praxis II Webinar Dates
- Wednesday, February 13, at 1 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. ET
For more information, visit www.ets.org/praxis/webinars.
On November 30, Newark and Cab Calloway high school students celebrated with their ASPIRE mentors to close a successful fall semester. The party was held in one of the Trabant Center meeting rooms. The high school students were very proud to share poster sized copy of the handouts that they used in introducing their learning skills workshops to their peers at Newark High School. Kayla Griffin, pictured third from left, joined the Newark students during the summer to help them develop messaging and images to launch the ASA club. Kayla is a sophomore at Cab Calloway, a local high school for the arts. The ASPIRE mentors were especially pleased to have the opportunity to introduce the high school students to the next group of ASPIRE leaders. UD teacher education majors, Tatiana Burgess and Gemelle John, joined the ASA support team at the beginning of the fall semester, and both are assuming leadership roles in ASPIRE and will serve as officers-elect in spring 2013.Lorene McCoy and Camille Fontenelle have also accepted spring 2013 leadership roles in ASPIRE. Stay tuned in January for a full introduction of the 2013-14 leadership team.
Good luck with exams, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!!!!
On Saturday December 1 2012, the ASPIRE community joined forces with McNair, SSSP, and NSBE to host a college and career planning event for high school families. Undergraduates stepped up, by taking responsibility to coach individual students in writing their college essays and developing personal resumes. The students will interact again by email in mid-January when the high school students will mail drafts of their essays to their undergraduate coaches. There will be opportunities for additional face-t0-face interactions in June 2013 when the campus student community will support this group of students in a week-long college application and scholarship application completion “boot camp.” Undergraduates who enroll for the first summer session in Public Policy and Leadership in Education UAPP 467 will have opportunities to engage with the On Track for Success students in a course that focuses on policies and practices guiding national concerns for increasing college access and completion rates in the U.S.
The On Track for Success students are 11th graders at Newark High School. Several of them participated in summer 2012 in an academic leadership camp led by ASPIRE officers. The high school students developed workshops that they are now sharing with their peers at Newark HS. On Saturday, ASPIRE leaders beamed as their mentees gave an impromptu presentation on their summer 2012 work. The group ended their presentation by sharing their mantra : Good Better Best, Never Let It Rest, Until Your Good is Your Better and Your Better is Your Best!!!!!!!
Prospective Education Majors from four Delaware high schools visited campus on Tuesday November 13, 2012. Their day included visits to UD classes and a tour of campus, as well as information sessions on financial aid, scholarships, and the Associate of Arts program. The students received ASPIRE brochures and encouragement to learn as much about the teaching profession as possible and to equip themselves with study habits that will ensure success at every level of education. ASPIRE Encourages Students to Develop:
PRAXIS 1 MATH REVIEW Seats are limited. Contact email@example.com by Nov. 8 to add your name to the roster.
Praxis 1 Math Review Sessions 7:00pm-9:00pm on Thursdays
All Sessions Meet in 115 Gore
Orientation Meeting: Thursday November 8
Class Meetings: Thursday November 15
*Students Should Take Pre-test 1 Prior to the Class Meeting on November 15th
Bring the completed test to class on November 15.
The pre-test will be distributed during the orientation meeting, and copies are also available at the Center for Academic Success and Undergraduate Studies Upstairs in the Student Resource Center 148-150 South College Avenue.
Tutor/Instructor: Stanley Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On October 16th, ASPIRE leaders Sai Gajjala and Arpita Mandal, presented a very interesting talk on using technology to support teaching and learning. Their Beyond Powerpoint message was well received by the group, which had a lively conversation about appropriate uses of social media to engage students. …just imagine having Abe Lincoln, Fred Douglass and the Civil War generals interacting on a “faux” Facebook page… now that might get an 8th grader interested in the day-to-day lives of 19th century Americans…who says there are no new tricks?
Great Job Sai and Arpita!!
On October 10, at the first workshop of the year, ASPIRE President, Katie Kull, opened a conversation with a provocative question: Where do you want to teach? She used the question to guide the session that focused on comparing teaching and learning conditions in public urban/suburban, rural, and private schools.
Katie had the group vote at the beginning and end of the session on their preference. More participants voted positively for working in urban/suburban environments after reviewing data on the emerging availability of resources and opportunities to make substantive positive change in schools that enroll students who face challenges in succeeding in their educational lives. Among the resources noted were the growing engagement of the community and opportunities to work with more highly qualified colleagues.
Participants shared their own experiences in working with high needs students and much of the discussion referenced work on the positive impact of building community among students and providing them opportunities to interact with role models. Video clips highlighted important work that is underway at San Francisco State University to mobilize stakeholders who want to change the status quo. The conversation was lively and thought-provoking. Several new-to-ASPIRE upper class students noted afterwards that they wish they had gotten involved in ASPIRE earlier.
Great Job Katie!
On Wed. Oct 3, ASPIRE members joined other campus leaders in presenting a panel discussion to freshmen enrolled in a section of the Freshman Year Student Expeience. The group focused on Things They Wish They Had Known as Freshmen. While the conversation was lively, the highlight of the interaction was adjourning for lunch at the Indian Sizzler on Main Street!
The ASPIRE community gathered on Monday 9/17 at 7pm to welcome new members and rekindle continuing bonds. Officers Katie, Ellenie, Sai, Kevin and Arpita gave an overview of the organization’s mission and the fall semester program plan. Twenty-five new students have completed membership forms for fall 2012, ASPIRE membership is now at an all time high of 79 active members.
In addition to outlining a very interesting meeting agenda that includes sessions on Teaching in Different Environments, Teaching with Technology, Classroom Management, and Planning Ahead to Get Employment in Your Field, the Officers generated a lot of excitement during their presentation on this year’s service project. ASPIRE will launch All Students Aspire (ASA), a peer academic leadership program for high school students, at Newark High School in mid-October.
The immediate past president of ASPIRE, Quindara Lazenbury, sat front and center during the meeting to cheer the new leaders forward. As is her style, Quindara gave each one a special hug, at the end of the meeting.