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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary June 22, 2016

Posted by on June 23, 2016 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

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Learning Forward & NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

Posted by on June 23, 2016 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Learning Forward & NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com Learning Forward and NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge   Twelve states represented; finalists to convene in Chicago to present plans detailing ESSA-ready professional learning strategies to panel of educators and experts   WASHINGTON – June 23, 2016 – Learning Forward and the...

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A4L Application Criteria Now Available

Posted by on June 2, 2016 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

A4L Application Criteria Now Available

Calling all Agents for Learning! Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) are pleased to announce that Agents for Learning (A4L) teams interested in participating in the competition can now download a full set of criteria that raters will use to score applications to determine finalists. The PDF file also includes detailed rules for the competition. We hope that this is helpful as you finalize your applications. Good luck!   For more information on the A4L competition, FAQs, and further...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 4, 2016

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 4, 2016

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 Commissioners DeBose & Duncan-Andrade Among Great Educators Invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF Commissioners DeBose & Duncan-Andrade Among Great Educators Invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF Commissioners DeBose & Duncan-Andrade Among Great Educators Invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day   WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 2, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) is pleased to announce that two of its commissioners, Geneviève DeBose and Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, will attend the National Teacher Appreciation Day celebration at the White House on Tuesday, May 3,...

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Agents for Learning Webinar: ESSA 101 for Educators

Posted by on April 22, 2016 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Agents for Learning Webinar: ESSA 101 for Educators

Agents for Learning: ESSA 101 for Educators Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (ET) An archived recording of the webinar and slideshow are available on the Agents for Learning resources page. Panelists: Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward Alice Johnson Cain, Executive Vice President, Policy & Partnerships, Teach Plus Steve Robinson, Senior Policy Fellow, Teach Plus Please join Learning Forward, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF), the Center for American Progress and Teach Plus for...

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Learning Forward and NCTAF Invite Educator Teams to Participate in Agents for Learning Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

Posted by on April 11, 2016 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Learning Forward and NCTAF Invite Educator Teams to Participate in Agents for Learning Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com Learning Forward and NCTAF Invite Educator Teams to Participate in Agents for Learning Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation Application Deadline – June 10 Informational Webinars Held Partner Organizations Announced   WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – Learning Forward and the National...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary March 17, 2016

Posted by on March 18, 2016 in Featured, News Digest | 0 comments

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary March 17, 2016

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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What Do Teachers Need in Professional Learning?

Posted by on March 14, 2016 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

What Do Teachers Need in Professional Learning?

What if we put teachers in charge of their professional learning? That’s a question 2012 national teacher of the year Rebecca Mieliwocki asked in the Burbank Unified School District where she works as a middle school English teacher and leads professional learning. What she found when the district did just that, was that the learning fostered “an awesome sense of organic accountability that I haven’t seen before,” she noted. Mieliwocki was a member of a March 7 panel of educators discussing the question of teacher...

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Learning Forward and NCTAF Sponsor Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

Posted by on March 10, 2016 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Learning Forward and NCTAF Sponsor Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com   WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 10, 2016 – Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) announced a competition yesterday that will invite teachers to submit written proposals for...

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Let’s End Professional Development as We Know It

Posted by on March 7, 2016 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

Let’s End Professional Development as We Know It

By Jal Mehta, NCTAF Commissioner & Associate Professor in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education   Read Jal Mehta’s powerful new post in Education Week‘s “Thinking Deeply About Equity” blog entitled “Let’s End Professional Development as We Know It.” In it, Jal argues for a different and better way forward: embedded professional learning that is purposeful, problem-driven, and choice-driven!     Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on...

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New White Paper by Learning Forward and NCTAF Identifies Teacher Agency as Key Factor in Transforming Professional Learning

Posted by on March 7, 2016 in Announcements, Featured, Research | 0 comments

New White Paper by Learning Forward and NCTAF Identifies Teacher Agency as Key Factor in Transforming Professional Learning

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com   26 Teachers & School Administrators Highlight Promising Practices from California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., & West Virginia   WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 7, 2016 – Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching and...

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A Collective Call to Action to Ensure EVERY Child Succeeds

Posted by on February 24, 2016 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

A Collective Call to Action to Ensure EVERY Child Succeeds

When Ivan was 17 years old he sat in the office of his high school principal hoping his older cousin Sharon would come to defend his right for one more chance, one more break from his dismal education experience. It was only a few short weeks before graduation, and the Puerto Rican student living in a poor community in Delaware had just been informed that he would not be graduating because he didn’t meet all of his senior requirements. He would not walk at commencement, and he would have to take summer classes if he wanted to receive a...

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NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Announcements, Featured, Research | 0 comments

NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning Deeper Learning Competencies Serve as “North Star” for New Vision of Teaching   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 2, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and ConsultEd Strategists released a white paper today describing a new vision for teaching, teachers’ roles, and the conditions needed to enable deeper learning...

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DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson Named a NCTAF Commissioner

Posted by on January 14, 2016 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson Named a NCTAF Commissioner

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110 Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools, Named a NCTAF Commissioner WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 14, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) is delighted to announce that the Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Kaya Henderson, is joining the organization as a commissioner. “We are so pleased to welcome Kaya to the Commission. She is a proven leader who understands the importance of...

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