We’re thrilled to have foundation support for our program, enabling us to further our mission of making sure every student has a great teacher. This grant from the Daniels Fund will allow us to focus on two critical areas of teacher training: drop-out prevention and effectively using technology in the classroom
Washington, DC (Vocus) November 10, 2009
The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) today announced that it has received a Daniels Fund grant to further expand ABCTE’s extensive online teacher training workshops, provided to new teachers through the organization’s teacher preparation program. These video workshops will focus on drop-out prevention and using technology in the classroom.
Founded in 2001, ABCTE is a non-profit organization, dedicated to recruiting, preparing, certifying and supporting dedicated professionals to improve student achievement through quality teaching. The organization offers an innovative, online teacher preparation and certification program for highly knowledgeable individuals who want to change careers and become a teacher. The program already includes over 250 hours of content and pedagogy to ensure teachers are ready to help increase student achievement.
ABCTE has issued nearly 2,000 certifications to date, with a focus on mid-career professionals. ABCTE offers certification in ten subjects including the high-need areas of math, science and special education. The program is currently accepted by nine states for public schools: Florida, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Utah. Many charter schools and private schools in other parts of the country also accept ABCTE certification.
“We’re thrilled to have foundation support for our program, enabling us to further our mission of making sure every student has a great teacher. This grant from the Daniels Fund will allow us to focus on two critical areas of teacher training: drop-out prevention and effectively using technology in the classroom,” said ABCTE CEO David Saba.
The Daniels Fund operates the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The Fund was established in 1997 by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need.
For more information on ABCTE, call 877-669-2228. Those interested in supporting the program can donate online to ABCTE.