Educational Leave Granted to 67 teachers

Sixty-seven teachers have been granted educational leave for the 2006-07 school year.

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The announcement was made today by Education Minister Madeleine Dubé, Indu Varma, president of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, and Louise Landry, president of l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick.

definitely maybe free download “Educational leaves provide teachers with the opportunity to improve their training and become even better educators,” Dubé said. “One of the objectives of the Quality Learning Agenda is to promote quality teaching, in part through ongoing training and professional development opportunities like the educational leave program.”

The educational leave program represents an investment by the Department of Education of $2,242,000 in promoting quality teaching.

“Teachers, as professionals, strive hard to upgrade their qualifications, improve their skills, and build on their knowledge base in order to provide quality education to our children,” Varma said. “The educational leave program supports teachers in their endeavours to grow professionally, and to stay current with their knowledge and skills.”

“Teachers taking educational leave in 2006-07 will have an ideal opportunity to acquire more in-depth knowledge in a variety of fields, and the entire school system will benefit from that knowledge when they return to the classroom,” Landry said. “Because their profession is constantly becoming more demanding and the number of challenges they face is growing, teachers welcome such opportunities to explore new avenues in education.”

download be kind rewind online Educational leaves vary from four months to a full year, and are granted to a teacher wishing to devote up to one year of study or study/travel for the purposes of retraining, specialization or professional growth. Several Quality Learning Agenda and school-district priority areas were addressed in the leaves, including administration leadership, masters of education with specialization in resource and methods, and training in the subject fields of literacy, mathematics, science training, and special needs and exceptionalities.

Applications for educational leave are reviewed by a committee of representatives from the Department of Education, district superintendents, the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick, and the New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation.