NCTAF News Digest & Commentary April 15, 2015

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary April 15, 2015

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Moving Beyond Pilot Phase: District Conditions for Scaling Personalized Learning

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...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary March 31, 2015

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

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...

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Cisco Executive Named a Commissioner of NCTAF

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...

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STEM Partnerships that Make a Difference

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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A Renewed Focus in 2015

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...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary January 20, 2015

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...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary December 3, 2014

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...

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Listening to Teachers and Building Capacity to Support Good Teaching

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...

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A Step in the Right Direction for Educational Equity

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...

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

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...

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NCTAF News Digest and Commentary October 23, 2014

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...

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