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Bill Ferriter

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Name: william ferriter
Job Title: Teacher / Instructor
Subject: Science
Grade Level: Middle School
Time Zone: (UTC-5) EST - Eastern Standard Time
Country: United States
Region/State: North Carolina
District: Wake County Schools
School: OTHER
City/Town: Apex, North Carolina
Education: should be active, not passive. Adler says so.
Awards: Finalist, 2005 North Carolina Teacher of the Year
Certifications: 6-9 MA, LA, SCI, SS
Blog/Website: //blog.williamferriter.com
Twitter: plugusin
About Me: Bill Ferriter known as @plugusin on Twitter, is a national board-certified teacher who teaches sixth graders near Raleigh, North Carolina. As a Solution Tree PLC Associate and a contract content developer, Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide. He is also a founding member and senior fellow of the Teacher Leaders Network and has served as teacher in residence at the Center for Teaching Quality.
An advocate for PLCs, student-centered learning spaces, improved teacher working conditions, and teacher leadership, Bill has represented educators on Capitol Hill and presented at state, national, and international conferences. He has also published numerous articles and is a contributing author to two assessment anthologies, The Teacher as Assessment Leader and The Principal as Assessment Leader; he is also coauthor of Making Teamwork Meaningful, Teaching the iGeneration, Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™. Bill earned a bachelor of science and master of science in elementary education from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
And, oh yeah, his wife and daughter are beautiful!
Favorite Quote: "It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." Jacob Bronowski