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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Instructions for Applying for Certificate T&I and HSTE Approved Program

When you complete the approved T&I or HSTE certification program at GSU, following are instructions for applying for your certificate. Certification is your responsibility. Timeliness is critical.

There are three forms you must fill out: the Georgia PSC Application, the Approved Program Recommendation Form, and the Employer Assurance Form (if you are employed by a Georgia public school system). Please completely fill out all sections of the Application and Employer Assurance Form.

The Approved Program Recommendation Form must be submitted to the Office of Academic Assistance in the College of Education (3 rd floor) so that it can be signed, verifying that you have completed all requirements for certification. The computer competency requirement is embedded in the program at GSU, and that box is “checked off” for you at GSU. Also, a copy of your passing GACE 1 (or Praxis I ) results or exemption scores, and your course completion form for the Exceptional Child course should be attached to your recommendation form. GSU cannot depend on the PSC Website, and therefore requires you to submit this information. Once your form and other information is received and it is verified that you have completed all requirements for certification, the form will be signed and returned to you. This way, you may include it with your Application and Employer Assurance Form when you give everything to your system office. From there, your county personnel director will sign the Employer Assurance form and submit the packet to the PSC. You will need to include a transcript verifying your completion of coursework with your packet! You can request your transcript on line from GSU by logging in to GoSolar. If you are employed with a school system it is a good idea to turn all of your certification paperwork in to them rather than sending it straight to the PSC. First, it allows your system to verify that you have completed all of your course requirements so that any pay raise may automatically go into effect. Second, your system may pay the $20 fee for a new certificate for you. Please know that you may contact the Office of Academic Assistance if you have any questions about the application. Be sure to let them know that you are in Dr. Burn’s program so they can best assist you., or please contact Dr. Janet Burns at if you need further assistance.


Connie said...

Jessie, Thank you!
One other question: May I mail the info to the 3rd floor of the Education Building or do I need to bring the info in person.

Tony Atchison said...

The first couple of weeks of school I implemented the Personnel Organization Chart for my classroom. The students were very pleased with this idea, and offered more suggestions that will make the flow of the classroom run smoothly as well as organization within the lab.

Holding students accountable for their position in the classroom will prepare them for the workforce in the area of Food Services and hospitality.