Blog

NCTAF Provides Learning Studios Toolkit for Educators to Improve Curriculum Design Through Authentic, Collaborative, Project-Based Learning Experiences

Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF Provides Learning Studios Toolkit for Educators to Improve Curriculum Design Through Authentic, Collaborative, Project-Based Learning Experiences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com    240-233-4110                                                                                     NCTAF Provides Learning Studios Toolkit for Educators to Improve Curriculum Design Through Authentic, Collaborative, Project-Based Learning Experiences Free, Online Tools...

read more

NCTAF to Lead a Stimulating Discussion on Deeper Learning Outcomes at the 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference

Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Announcements | 0 comments

NCTAF to Lead a Stimulating Discussion on Deeper Learning Outcomes at the  2015 Teaching & Learning Conference

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110               NCTAF to Lead a Stimulating Discussion on Deeper Learning Outcomes at the 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference WASHINGTON – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will delve into how deeper learning is changing teaching and learning in classrooms across the United States. As a strand of the 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference in Washington, NCTAF will lead a panel discussion on the topic, “Does Deeper Learning...

read more

Cisco Executive Named a Commissioner of NCTAF

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Cisco Executive Named a Commissioner of NCTAF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com  240-233-4110   Cisco Executive Named a Commissioner of NCTAF   Washington, DC – Patrick S. Finn, the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector Organization, has been named a commissioner of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. “We are very pleased to welcome Pat to the Commission.  He has been a true champion of public education, leading the charge at Cisco to develop new technologies that can support great...

read more

STEM Partnerships that Make a Difference

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Featured, Learning Studios, Research | 0 comments

STEM Partnerships that Make a Difference

Guest blog by Brad Ermeling, principal research scientist at Pearson Research and Innovation Network With the recent introduction of new math and science standards, as well as increased emphasis on 21st century technologies, many schools and districts are working to implement STEM programs and partnerships. But what kind of STEM models are effective and how can schools build partnerships that make a difference? Since the fall of 2012, Pearson’s Research and Innovation Network has been investigating this question by exploring key features of...

read more

NCTAF and GSU to Host Roundtable Discussions on Educator Preparation With Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees at AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting

Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF and GSU to Host Roundtable Discussions on Educator Preparation With Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees at AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF and GSU to Host Roundtable Discussions on Educator Preparation With Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees at AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting Washington, DC – Feb. 26, 2015 – Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees will be sharing innovative strategies from educator preparation programs as well as best practices in residencies during roundtable discussions hosted by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF)...

read more

NCTAF’s New Call for a Collective Effort for Great Teaching

Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF’s New Call for a Collective Effort for Great Teaching

At the end of January, NCTAF held its first stakeholders meeting with 34 leading education organizations to discuss the need for a unified effort to support great teaching for all students. It is clear that our country is in an unprecedented time of change for education, as all states implement higher college and career standards; schools and districts realize the importance of supporting teacher leaders and incorporating teacher voice; assessment and accountability systems struggle to find balance and equity for all students; technology...

read more

A Renewed Focus in 2015

Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

A Renewed Focus in 2015

At the beginning of every New Year, there is a sense of a fresh start, a renewed focus or a stronger commitment related to the things that are most important to us, both individually and collectively. As an organization, the Commission believes the time is ripe to refocus the nation’s attention on our mission of ensuring that every child has access to competent, caring teaching in a school organized for success. This month, we are launching a collective effort among a national coalition of organizations to support and develop the conditions...

read more

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary January 20, 2015

Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary January 20, 2015

To get your education news and updates from NCTAF, read our current News Digest & Commentary!  If you have thoughts about the News Digest, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment on this post. Do you want to get our Digest? Subscribe Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Pin it share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

read more

National Board Certified Teacher Geneviève DeBose and Education Advocate Dan Leeds Named as Commissioners of NCTAF

Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Announcements | 0 comments

National Board Certified Teacher Geneviève DeBose and Education Advocate Dan Leeds Named as Commissioners of NCTAF

For Immediate Release                                                Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110 National Board Certified Teacher Geneviève DeBose and Education Advocate Dan Leeds Named as Commissioners of NCTAF Washington, DC – Jan. 5, 2015 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) is pleased to announce that National Board Certified Teacher Geneviève DeBose and education advocate Dan Leeds are joining the organization as commissioners. “We...

read more

Let’s Call a Truce in 2015

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Commentary | 0 comments

Let’s Call a Truce in 2015

What if the New Year ushered in a renewed focus on how to support teachers, and a positive and constructive conversation about the teaching profession? We all want more and better educational opportunities for our children. Yet our national education conversation has become heated and divisive, particularly for teachers. Potshots are lobbed between opposing organizations that don’t solve anything and in fact, we often leave our teachers and students stuck in the middle of a blame game. As a result, we see teachers who are demoralized, and...

read more

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary December 3, 2014

Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary December 3, 2014

To get your education news and updates from NCTAF, read our current News Digest & Commentary!  If you have thoughts about the News Digest, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment on this post. Do you want to get our Digest? Subscribe Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Pin it share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

read more

Listening to Teachers and Building Capacity to Support Good Teaching

Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

Listening to Teachers and Building Capacity to Support Good Teaching

This article was featured on Education Week Teacher on November 18, 2014: When Chelsia Berry, STEM academic coordinator and biology teacher at Central High School in Prince George’s County, Md., participated in the October 6 Good Teaching Summit put together by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, she discussed her definition of good teaching. For her that included words such as “collaboration, professional-learning communities, journeys, interaction, real-world, and opportunity.” Chelsia also provided an...

read more

A Step in the Right Direction for Educational Equity

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

A Step in the Right Direction for Educational Equity

The release today of guidance for state plans to ensure equity in teacher quality distribution by the U.S. Department of Education is a step in the right direction. This call to address a requirement that has been overlooked for a decade indicates a turning of the tide in the discussion about how to support and improve teaching in all schools, for all children. We are excited about the potential of the state plans, and would like to join with the states as they map out how to direct resources and policy actions to address inequities in...

read more

NCTAF Applauds Apple for its $100 Million Contribution to Disadvantaged Schools Through Apple ConnectED Grants

Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF Applauds Apple for its $100 Million Contribution to Disadvantaged Schools Through Apple ConnectED Grants

NCTAF congratulates the 114 schools in underserved communities that will receive an Apple grant as part of the company’s ConnectED commitment. All grant recipients have 96 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-priced lunches. Through its $100 million contribution, Apple will provide iPads and MacBooks, learning content, curriculum support, professional development and wireless infrastructure. “We applaud Apple on its commitment to access and equity in public education. Their contribution goes far beyond dropping off...

read more

NCTAF News Digest and Commentary October 23, 2014

Posted by on October 24, 2014 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest and Commentary October 23, 2014

To get your education news and updates from NCTAF, read our current News Digest & Commentary!  If you have thoughts about the News Digest, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment on this post. Do you want to get our Digest? Subscribe Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Pin it share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

read more