SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) continues the "Why I Teach" public service announcement series in support of Step into Teaching, a one-day workshop aimed at encouraging potential educators to consider a career in teaching.
In the third volume of the current series, 2018 "Teacher of the Year" awardees explain how they discovered their passion for teaching, and what makes it so fulfilling.
"I teach because I love to entertain," said Deborah Stein from Steindorf STEAM School in the Cambrian School District. "Learning doesn't have to be boring- it can be dynamic, it can be fun, and it can be relevant to their lives."
Stein is spotlighted along with Kat Ray at Loma Prieta Elementary School in the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District and Rudy Duran at Bridges Academy in the Franklin-McKinley School District. The award-winning teachers share how they find personal fulfillment in teaching while making a difference in the lives of others.
According to the California Teachers Association, about one-third of the teaching force is nearing retirement. The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning estimates that "California will need an additional 100,000 teachers over the next decade."
Step into Teaching will help potential educators discover what is required to become a teacher, how to navigate the credentialing process, network with classroom educators and experts, and learn about the rewards and challenges of a career in the classroom. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the Ridder Park office.
To learn more or register for Step into Teaching, visit:
The ten-part video series continues next week. In addition to being posted to the SCCOE YouTube channel, the videos will also be provided to local cable access channels in various municipalities throughout the county.
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About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.