Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators

2013 SPAGE Fall Conference

Teaching, Learning and Collaborating: First Year Survival
Thursday, November 7, 2013
9:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Let’s face it. A teacher’s first year is tough. So you’ll know what to expect from day one, we designed for teacher candidates a day of professional learning that complements your college teacher preparation program. Entitled Teaching, Learning and Collaborating: First Year Survival, this one-day course focused on specific, real-world challenges facing new teachers. The event was held on November 7, 2013, and was co-hosted by the School of Education at Middle Georgia State College in Macon.

Click here to view a video podcast report of the conference.

2013-2014 SPAGE State Officers

The 2013-2014 SPAGE State Officers were elected in June. Click here for a listing of the new officers.

What is SPAGE?

The Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE) was organized by the PAGE Foundation in 1987. Its members are college students who are in teacher preparation programs throughout the state. In the last ten years, SPAGE membership has grown from several hundred to over 13,000. Currently, there are SPAGE members in more than 50 Georgia colleges. Through PAGE's publications, services and statewide meetings SPAGE members receive up-to-date information on education legislation, salary schedules, and current "hot" issues in the teaching field.

"Perhaps the most important benefit we offer our SPAGE members is liability insurance," explains Mary Ruth Ray, the state director for SPAGE. "It is a necessity for students who are already working with children through their practicums, student teaching, and other field experiences. We also offer many other services and benefits, including workshops on topics such as classroom management and the state code of ethics, and assistance with preparation for the GACE exams." Our next generation of schools will be only as good as our next generation of teachers. That is why the work of SPAGE will continue to be an important focus of the PAGE Foundation.

  • Click here to view a short PowerPoint presentation about the value of joining a professional organization 
  • Click here to see a short PowerPoint presentation about PAGE and SPAGE



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Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)
P.O. Box 942270
Atlanta, GA 31141-2270
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