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Welcome to the American College of Education Alumni Association! Our Association continues the College's tradition of improving education through shared knowledge and experience.
As an alumnus, you have access to the Alumni Newsletter (sent to you via email). We encourage you to stay in touch with ACE through our social media networks listed below.
Make a breakthrough in your classroom? Earn a promotion? Let us know so we can share your success! E-mail us with your news, and we'll spread the word in the Alumni Newsletter and on LinkedIn and Facebook.
We would love to hear from you! Send us an e-mail with your comments and suggestions on how to make your experience in the Alumni Association a more enjoyable one.
With your experience, you have much to share with your colleagues. Blogging is also a great way to reflect on your professional practice and seek feedback from fellow leaders. Create a blog today and continue the conversation!
LinkedIn is the website for building your professional network and connecting with colleagues. All professionals should have a personal LinkedIn profile for the health of their careers. In addition, the exclusive LinkedIn ACE Alumni Association Group will help you:
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Join one of the fastest-growing social media tools on the Internet! Pinterest is an excellent place to research and share what inspires you, from new digital tools and curriculum advances to simple DIY projects that will make your classroom or office a fun and welcoming environment. Follow our boards here on Pinterest.
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We hope you will enjoy exploring the ACE Alumni resources we have gathered for you, including useful web links and tips to make your classroom more effective.
You have completed your M. Ed. but there is still so much to learn! Each Quarter ACE will be offering different grants to Alumni to assist them with continuing their education, obtaining their plus 15 and staying stimulated and challenged.
For our April 14 and June 2 terms, up to 50 ACE Alumni per term will receive $300 off any graduate certificate program. Simply reserve your grant for April or June.
The ACE Alumni Association provides you with the opportunity to remain engaged with your peers across the country. All graduates will now receive access to Alumni Commons, a platform that will allow you to connect with each other, share ideas, successes and accomplishments. Members of our Alumni Association will also receive quarterly newsletters informing you of free webinars and that ACE will be hosting as well as events and conferences that we will be participating in. Be sure to frequent the Alumni Commons page as grant offerings for certificate and graduate programs, as well as school supplies, will be posted here.
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*Rules & Conditions: Grant is limited to $300 prorated over the course entirety and applies to American College of Education graduates who enroll and are accepted in an American College of Education Master level certificate program. The grant is only valid for enrollments provided and accepted for the April 14, 2014 and June 2, 2014, start dates. Applicants must apply and enroll by April 7, 2014 or May 26, 2014, to receive the grant. Void where prohibited. Tuition grant does not cover applicable college fees. Laws and regulations similar to transactions as provided by your state of residence may apply to this program. Please note that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. Educators interested in pursuing their graduate education through the American College of Education should check with their respective state Departments of Education for determining the certification requirements of their state.
We are committed to providing you with the resources you need to better serve your students. Below you will find a number of resources to help you. Some are free, some offer free trials and others require a subscription.
Because education is a team effort, please share these valuable classroom tools with your peers. Also, let us know about any online resources that you have found helpful so that we may continue to help teachers help students even more.
The U.S. Department of Education's www.free.ed.gov is full of tools, tips and lesson plans stretching across a variety of disciplines.
Browse through the Library of Congress Teachers Page for over ten million primary sources along with guides of how to use them and much, much more.
For those with children in the Chicago area, check out the Chicago Public Library's events calendar for loads of fun educational activities for kids of all ages.
The New York Times Learning Network is a regularly updated site that combines "All the News That's Fit to Print" with exciting learning activities.
The History Channel's History Classroom is full of fun and interactive resources for teaching history to all ages.
Washington D.C.'s Newseum is an interactive museum focusing on journalism. This is a great way to teach geography, language and even current events.
Learn to Be Healthy is a free online resource that provides physical and mental health science education for students K-12.
Apple's Mobile Learning page describes bringing technology into the classroom and provides tools for mobile learning. Scroll to the bottom for some free and some not so free educational applications to download to your iPod or iPhone.
Thinkport.org is a site built for Maryland educators but it's full of free resources, including videos about how to incorporate technology into your classroom.
Explore Learning A-Z.com for free samples of online reading and writing resources.
Ticket to Read ® is a web-based reading program for K-6 students that provide reading passages, activities, and games for all ability levels. Sign up for a 14-day free trial today.
Reading A-Z provides thousands of printable books, lesson plans, and worksheets to teach guided reading and key reading skills.
Teacher Planet features more than 350 theme-based resource pages.
ExploreLearning's Gizmos are really cool, web-based math and science simulations. Give students the "a-ha!" moments to last a lifetime.
Tip #1: If you teach in a school where a prescriptive or scripted curriculum is required, try starting each subject/class session by explaining to students what will be covered, why students need to learn this material, and how this information can be personally important to them.
Tip #2: Begin the school year with an assignment that relates school or a subject matter to the student. For example, a math autobiography or "why I like school". While this assignment should not be graded, it will provided useful insights about your students' learning experiences.
Tip #3: Volunteer to participate in peer observations. Partner with another teacher in your building to observe one another to provide/receive constructive critique about your practice.
Tip #4: Attend your local school board meetings. You may find that discussions and decisions at this meeting have an impact on your daily practice.
Tip #5: Support your students' extracurricular activities. You may find that students are less likely to be disruptive in the classroom when you take an interest in the things they do outside of the classroom.
Tip #6: If you do not live in the school community, take the time to get to know the landmarks and resources there. Incorporate this knowledge into the classroom experience.
Tip #7: Invite school community members to your classroom. Have them enhance lessons on topics related to their profession or their role in the community.
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The mission of professional development is to prepare and support educators to help all students achieve to high standards of learning and development.
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American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
ABCTE is a non-profit organization set up with funding from the US Department of Education. Their mission is to ensure that every child has a great teacher and they have created an alternative teacher certification program that is accepted in Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Idaho and Utah. Individuals needing an initial certification can use the ABCTE program to earn their teaching license.
American Council on Education (ACE)
The other ACE! ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
Accreditation in the United States
Here you will find lists of regional and national accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education or training offered by the institutions of higher education or higher education programs they accredit.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Professional association of more than 9,300 higher education administrators who represent more than 2,400 institutions and agencies in the United States and 39 other countries.
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
Throughout its history, AAHHE has been involved in numerous activities with three goals in mind: (1) Increasing the pipeline of Hispanic faculty in higher education; (2) Bringing issues pertinent to Hispanics to the attention of the larger academic community; and (3) Recognizing the achievements and accomplishments of Hispanics as they pertain to our academy.
American Association of School Administrators
Advocacy and professional organization for educational leaders in the United States and worldwide.
American Association of University Professors
The AAUP's purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASCD, a community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner.
Association for the Study of Higher Education
The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education. ASHE values rigorous scholarly approaches to the study of higher education and practical applications of systemic inquiry.
Association of College and Research Libraries
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Dedicated to strengthening public and private higher education, it advances the practice of voluntary trusteeship that has distinguished American higher education for more than 350 years.
Center for Academic Integrity
The Center for Academic Integrity provides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers and administrators.
Center for the Study of Higher Education
Penn State's Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) conducts theory-based research that informs efforts to improve higher education policy and practice.
Committee on Education and Labor (US House of Representatives)
Information on current and past legislative activity, committee membership and structure.
Consortium for Higher Education Benchmarking Analysis
Provides a forum for the exchange of performance measurements and benchmarking data for all levels of higher education around the world.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) unites researchers from seven of the nation's leading research institutions in an effort to improve elementary and secondary education through practical research. CPRE’s work focuses on the relations between education policy and organization on the one hand, and school, classroom practice, and student learning on the other.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London and Singapore, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Council of Graduate Schools
Our mission is to advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery and to promote an environment that cultivates rigorous scholarship.
Council of the Great City Schools
The Council serves as the national voice for urban educators, providing ways to share promising practices and address common concerns.
Education Commission of the States (ECS)
The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization involving key leaders from all levels of the education system, ECS creates unique opportunities to build partnerships, share information and promote the development of policy based on available research and strategies.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
National Association of State Boards of Education
NASBE works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and assure continued citizen support for public education.
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
NASDTEC is the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. It is the organization that represents professional standards boards and commissions and state departments of education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the U.S. Territories, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario that are responsible for the preparation, licensure, and discipline of educational personnel. Associate members include other Canadian provinces, institutions of higher education, and representatives of other constituent groups with an interest in the preparation, continuing development, and certification of educational personnel.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
The mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do, Providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards, Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
NCATE is the teaching profession’s organization to help establish high quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges, and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.
State Higher Education Executive Officers
Serving statewide coordinating and governing boards in developing and sustaining excellent systems of higher education.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is a voluntary association of higher education institutions and other organizations and is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality preparation and continuing professional development for teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning.
United States Distance Learning Association
USDLA serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity.
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TCEA 2014 Convention and Expo
February 3 – 7, 2014
43rd Annual National Association of Bilingual Educators Conference
February 12 – 15, 2014
San Diego, CA
46th Annual Illinois Reading Council Conference: Building Bridges to Literacy
March 13 – 15, 2014
California Teachers Association Good Teaching Conference South
March 14 – 16, 2014
TESOL 2014 International Convention and English Language Expo
March 26 – 29, 2014
NEA Expo, in conjunction with the 151st Annual Meeting of the National Education Association
July 1 – 2, 2014
Momentum 2014 FLVS Professional Conference
Education Minnesota Professional Conference
October 16 – 17, 2014
St. Paul, MN
CISD University Showcase
NAEYC’s 2014 Annual Conference & Expo
November 5 – 8, 2014
TexTESOL State Conference
San Marcos, TX
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ACE Ambassadors are leaders in their academic communities whose commitment to improving the quality of education compels them to urge others to pursue advanced teacher education.
As an ACE Ambassador, you would be part of a network of esteemed alumni helping to promote the College to fellow teachers and other school professionals. You would work with prospective students as well as ACE faculty and share information about your graduate alma mater and your personal experience with the College in a grassroots effort to help increase our student body awareness of the College.
You will be afforded the opportunity to further extend your network and earn continuing education credits, by acting as an advocate for American College of Education and highlighting how other educators, and in turn their students, can benefit from an online master’s degree, doctoral degree, or graduate certificate program from ACE.
As an ACE Ambassador, you become an agent of change for the College, as your efforts help us to enhance current programs and develop new ones.
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Capstone project selected for the NESA conference!
Congratulations to Donovan and Melanie Dorning! Their capstone project was selected to be part of the Near East South Asia Educators (NESA) conference that will take place in Bangkok in April.
Here is what Donovan had to say:
"My wife, Melanie and I choose to collaborate together in completing the Capstone independent project as part of Curriculum and Instruction Masters program. We decided to look into reading incentives programs and how they can help motivate students to read more. We looked at numerous articles that highlighted the fact that children are reading less in the digital age. We went further to include boys and the reasons why they saw reading in a negative light. We read numerous studies that highlighted the positives and negative aspects of reading incentive programs. We also included research into motivational theories and how they can be linked to reading incentive programs. We tied this all together and connected it to the reading incentive program that we developed and introduced to the Karachi American Elementary School, called Reader Ranger.
We applied to present our presentation as part of the teacher workshops at the educator’s conference for the Near South Asia Association of International Schools, which will be held in Bangkok in April 2014. In order to get accepted as part of the program, we needed to field test our presentation to a small group of faculty at the Karachi American School. They teachers who attended filled out an evaluation form and these were submitted to the NESA office pending approval.
In January we found out that our presentation was accepted to become a part of the teachers workshop program. We were thrilled to hear the news and we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge with educators from around the region. We believe that the grounding we received while completing the Curriculum and Instruction masters program allowed to focus on the areas that mattered. We know that what we have put together is a valid presentation grounded in research that will be of value to those educators that choose to attend."
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