By Richard Bammer
A teacher is generally considered the most important element in the classroom, but just because he or she is trained and credentialed does not necessarily mean that their training ends after graduating from college. They must receive ongoing training even as they work day in and out, to develop the knowledge and skills needed to meet students’ learning challenges and to keep up with the latest education trends. It’s called professional development.
To that end, more than 100 educators from Solano, Yolo and Napa counties will attend a daylong conference Saturday at Will C. Wood High, one offering a series of workshops on topics ranging from classroom management to school culture to the latest technology tips. The event is sponsored by the California Teachers Association.
Theresa Montaño, vice president of the 325,000-member state teachers union, will kick off the conference with a keynote speech at 9 a.m. at the 998 Marshall Road campus.