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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary June 16, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary June 16, 2015

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SFSU Associate Professor & Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network Named a Commissioner of NCTAF

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

SFSU Associate Professor & Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network Named a Commissioner of NCTAF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110 SFSU Associate Professor & Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network Named a Commissioner of NCTAF WASHINGTON, DC – May 27, 2015 – The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade has joined the organization as a Commissioner. Duncan-Andrade is an Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University, Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network,...

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Supporting Great Teaching for Personalized Learning

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

Supporting Great Teaching for Personalized Learning

What do we need to do to support personalized learning – learning that is student-centered and based on innovative practice and proficiency? How do we support teaching to promote personalized learning? Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a convening on the district conditions for scale, facilitated by KnowledgeWorks and Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which began to address these very questions. KnowledgeWorks brought together a tremendous group of education experts to focus on the conditions that need to be in place to bring...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 20, 2015

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 20, 2015

For education news and NCTAF updates, read our latest News Digest & Commentary. To receive our Digest by email, subscribe below! 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

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Announcing NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Announcing NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NCTAF Launches Collective Action Strategy to Support Equitable Access to Great Teaching for All Students Key Education, Research & Policy Organizations Among Stakeholder Group to Develop 2016 Report & Advocate for Conditions that Support Great Teaching Read Statements of Support for NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative here.   WASHINGTON, DC — May 13, 2015 — The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is pleased to announce its plan to lead a positive, collaborative, action-oriented...

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Statements of Support for NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

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

Statements of Support for NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

“AACTE is excited to join with NCTAF in launching a collective effort to support great teaching which, of course, begins with great teacher preparation. NCTAF’s support for innovation and collaboration among teacher preparation institutions has been ever present and we look forward to joining them in this promising new initiative.” – Sharon Robinson, President of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education   “We applaud NCTAF seizing this critical time in education to bring new energy and a positive, unified...

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NCTAF Partners With Teach to Lead

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF Partners With Teach to Lead

The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) is proud to announce that we are officially a partner in Teach to Lead. We are excited to be a part of an initiative that recognizes teachers as the agents for change. Teach to Lead also promotes opportunities for teacher leadership that will ultimately change education and improve opportunities and outcomes for all students. The initiative is focused on teachers learning to lead from their classrooms rather than leaving the profession in order to seek leadership...

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District Conditions of Instruction and Professional Development: Craft and Support

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

District Conditions of Instruction and Professional Development: Craft and Support

Guest blog by Matt Williams, KnowledgeWorks Vice President of Policy and Advocacy  @mattawilliams So what do the District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning have to do with teaching? Two of the conditions deal directly with teaching, instruction, and professional development; but personalized learning will only be effective and scalable with great educators. That is the truth, only educators can bring standards and curriculum alive for students, only educators can fully implement a comprehensive system of...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 5, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 5, 2015

For education news and NCTAF updates, read our latest News Digest & Commentary. To receive our Digest by email, subscribe below! 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

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NCTAF Names Cahill, Frelow, Martinez & Moir as Commissioners

Posted by on April 27, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF Names Cahill, Frelow, Martinez & Moir as Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF Names Cahill, Frelow, Martinez, and Moir as Commissioners The New Commissioners Have Been Instrumental in Shaping Education Policy that Strengthens Teaching, Expands Opportunity, and Supports Innovation in Schools   WASHINGTON, DC – April 27, 2015 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future has named Michele Cahill, a Distinguished Fellow in Education and Youth Development at the National Center for Civic...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary April 15, 2015

Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary April 15, 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

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Moving Beyond Pilot Phase: District Conditions for Scaling Personalized Learning

Posted by on April 7, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

Moving Beyond Pilot Phase: District Conditions for Scaling Personalized Learning

Guest blog by Matt Williams, KnowledgeWorks Vice President of Policy and Advocacy  @mattawilliams Over the past few years there have been numerous publications, reports, and briefs released that focus on the elements of an innovative school from a programmatic and a policy standpoint. These have helped to shape what practitioners and policymakers expect to see in innovative, student-centered, or personalized learning environments. Personalized learning, broadly speaking, is stuck in the school pilot phase. There are countless examples of...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary March 31, 2015

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary March 31, 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

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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 Support Great Teaching, Deeper Learning & New Standards WASHINGTON, DC – March 24, 2015 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) released an online toolkit today developed from its multi-year, multi-site STEM Learning Studios program....

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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...

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