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September 17, 2009

A+PEL’S “Project New” provides new teacher support

The Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) announces its 2009-2010 series of Project NEW workshops. The Project NEW Program is a support system created especially for new teachers and pre-service teachers.

Louisiana Department of Education offices in Baton Rouge will broadcast each workshop, available for viewing at colleges around the state including the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

The first workshop will be held Sept. 26, tentatively scheduled in Room 335 of the ULM Library, and will feature an update concerning the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program, and discussion of the components of effective teaching.

The second workshop will be held Oct. 17, and will provide help with portfolio building, review the La. Components of Effective Teaching and Teacher Certification Information, and interviewing techniques.

The third workshop will be held Feb. 27, 2010, and will focus on Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, Grade Level Expectations, Assessments, teacher rights and legal issues.

Reservation fees are $15 for A+PEL members and $35 for nonmembers. A+PEL member fees will be refunded, making the workshops free to those members who attend. All participants must pre-register and pay fees prior to attendance.

For additional information, contact Tina Allen, Coordinator of Field Experiences and Teacher Candidacy, at 318-342-1271 or

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