Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Professional Development Day Redux

I am a writer.
David Turnbull's inspiration, via Flickr

TELC is full of teachers with the talents and attitudes necessary to prepare English-language learners for the road ahead. Professional Development Day was a success because of your willingness to share, and I want to thank you.

Special thanks go to Liz Clark of the LaGuardia English department (her presentation is here) for helping us to understand the challenges our students face when they get to the credit programs. We learned from Michele that the new CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CAT-W) emphasizes the development of ideas and critical thinking more than the previous entrance test. Based on what I saw today, it seems that many teachers are well on their way in preparing students for these heightened expectations at the testing stage and beyond.

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