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       POCATELLO – The book “The Moral Work of Teaching and Teacher Education: Preparing and Supporting Practitioners,” written by Matthew Sanger, professor of education at Idaho State University and Richard E. Osguthorpe, a Boise State University professor, has been honored with three awards. The book was published in 2013 and describes morality as a fundamental part of the teaching profession.
       It was put on the U.K. Times Higher Education Suggested Reading List for 2013; received the SIG (Special Interest Group) Book Award from the American Educational Research Association; and received the Society of Professors Education Book Award 2014.
       Acknowledging morality in education allows educators to be more intentional, proactive and aware of the moral messages that are part of their teaching style and content, Sanger said. He has been interested in the topic of how to handle morality in education for quite some time. Sanger has focused much of his career, including his graduate work at the University of Michigan, on understanding the topic and its current state of awareness.        With his new book, Sanger adds to what he describes as a very thin literature on the subject. Although the issue of morality in teaching garners little attention, this book is a step in the right direction.
       “We can’t avoid it, so let’s be intentional about it and do it well,” he said.
       In education, it is clear that the lessons of morality are part of teaching from kindergarten through university studies, Sanger said. Wherever there is new content to learn, it is necessary to also learn how to integrate it into the surrounding social structure. Moral teaching is an integral part of the educational system, but it is seldom acknowledged. That, in part, is the reason for Sanger’s book, which was published by the Teachers College Press in New York.


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Distinguished Voices in Education Summer Institute

Keynote Speaker:Charlotte Danielson
Author of the book, Enhancing Student Achievement:A Framework for School Improvement

Hear Charlotte Danielson explain how the Idaho Core Standard “Instructional Shifts” are embedded in the Framework for Teaching.

       Charlotte Danielson will be presenting two different keynote sessions on the Framework for Teaching. Each will emphasize the practical applications of this professional learning model, including integration of the Idaho Core Standards.
       The Institute is being built around the goal of “Creating a sustainable culture for using the Framework : Deepening professional learning and achieving measurable student growth”. Through keynote presentations and breakout sessions, you will have the opportunity to see how your current role is integral in accomplishing this goal. Scheduled keynote presentations include:
May 28
       "The Framework for Teaching as a Professional Learning Tool" and "Aligning the Framework with Core Standards" “Aligning the Framework with Core Standards” – Charlotte Danielson
May 29
       Connecting Student Engagement with Design and "Learning Focused Conversations" – Joan Peterson, Danielson Group Consultant
       Each breakout session is designed to reflect deeper into one of the four domains, in order to think about key concepts from keynotes in your own local context. Breakout sessions on the first day will include opportunities to interact with Charlotte Danielson as she circulates throughout each session:

The Summer Institute will conclude with a facilitated session that will allow you to network with others and write an action plan for moving toward sustainable change across the educational system and across the professional continuum.

May 28th-29th
Idaho State University Pond Student Union
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       POCATELLO – The book “The Moral Work of Teaching and Teacher Education: Preparing and Supporting Practitioners,” written by Matthew Sanger, professor of education at Idaho State University and Richard E. Osguthorpe, a Boise State University professor, has been honored with three awards. The book was published in 2013 and describes morality as a fundamental part of the teaching profession.
       It was put on the U.K. Times Higher Education Suggested Reading List for 2013; received the SIG (Special Interest Group) Book Award from the American Educational Research Association; and received the Society of Professors Education Book Award 2014.
       Acknowledging morality in education allows educators to be more intentional, proactive and aware of the moral messages that are part of their teaching style and content, Sanger said. He has been interested in the topic of how to handle morality in education for quite some time. Sanger has focused much of his career, including his graduate work at the University of Michigan, on understanding the topic and its current state of awareness.        With his new book, Sanger adds to what he describes as a very thin literature on the subject. Although the issue of morality in teaching garners little attention, this book is a step in the right direction.
       “We can’t avoid it, so let’s be intentional about it and do it well,” he said.
       In education, it is clear that the lessons of morality are part of teaching from kindergarten through university studies, Sanger said. Wherever there is new content to learn, it is necessary to also learn how to integrate it into the surrounding social structure. Moral teaching is an integral part of the educational system, but it is seldom acknowledged. That, in part, is the reason for Sanger’s book, which was published by the Teachers College Press in New York.




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