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Career Corner
A One-Page Resume?

How can you create a brief, yet meaningful, document to market your skills effectively? Dawn Jones, online advisor of career services at Northern Illinois University, offers suggestions on how to trim that teaching resume.

Read the complete post on our Career Corner blog, maintained by members of the American Association for Employment in Education.

Readers are invited to share their thoughts and questions about education careers and employment. Submit your questions by commenting on the blog or by email at careerquestions@topschooljobs.org.

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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable
How has Technology Changed Your Teaching?
Participants in our Teaching Ahead Roundtable reflect on the ways technology has changed their instructional practice and discuss the opportunities and challenges that high-tech advances present to schools and teachers today.

TEACHER PD SOURCEBOOK

The Spring 2012 issue of the Teacher PD Sourcebook, now online, highlights innovative instructional efforts that are showing signs of success in bringing reading and writing to life for today's students. See the complete Table of Contents.

And don't miss our exclusive directory of PD resources and services. Browse listings in Reading/English, Project-Based Learning, School-Wide Improvement, Differentiated Instruction, and more.

Career News and Perspectives
Teacher job satisfaction is at the lowest it's been in more than two decades, likely as a consequence—at least in part—of the economic downturn and resulting education budget cuts, according to a national survey. (Teacher)
California State University, Sacramento, and the Sacramento City Unified School District aim to put laid-off teachers back to work by helping them earn credentials in math and science. (McClatchy-Tribune)
In an effort to spawn new ideas on schooling, some states are creating innovation offices within their state education departments. (Teacher)
One-fifth of new principals leave within a year or two, and their schools continue on a downward academic slide, according to the RAND Corp. (Education Week)
States' teacher-training programs have used the data to improve their curricula and graduates' classroom performance. (Education Week)
The Literacy Collaborative's coaching-based program offers lessons on reading instruction and professional development design. (Teacher PD Sourcebook)
Perspective
How do you know you're ready to become a teacher leader? Middle school teacher Marsha Ratzel says these signals will let you know you're on that path. (Teacher)

K-12 Talent Manager
Talent Managers as Change Managers: 6 Lessons Learned

Emily Douglas shares tips related to effective communications, change leadership, and stakeholder engagement as critical components of educational improvement.

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