Teaching is a profession that requires continuous education in order to maintain certification. The entire purpose of requiring educators to renew their licenses frequently is to ensure that all educators are making an effort to continually improve their professional knowledge and also become more technically competent as they gain experience in the classroom. To update professional knowledge, teachers are required to complete continuing education courses in literacy, academic subject areas and general courses. The actual number of professional development credits that are required will depend on your state. (www.topeducationdegrees.org)
In Florida, where we are located, 120 credits earned over a 5 year period are required to maintain certification. That means 30 graduate level courses must be taken and/or advanced degrees must be attained. For those educators who already have masters and doctoral degrees that means workshops, meetings, conferences, and conventions.
BORING! How many of you hear the same thing over and over? How many of you listen to the presenter read the powerpoint? How many of you feel that you're being treated like a child instead of a professional? How many of you feel like you have wasted your money?
We have an answer to this dilemna! The TEACHER BASH! We plan 3-4 day cruises during the summer months and provide up to 5 teacher-in-service points. All you have to do is attend 3 one-hour discussions with experts in the field of the theme of the cruise and participate in 2 shore excursions. The rest of the time is yours to rest, relax, and party. And best of all we keep the price as low as possible.