NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 29, 2015

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 29, 2015

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International Benchmarking: A Critical Tool for Learning and Improving

International Benchmarking: A Critical Tool for Learning and Improving

When I was a teacher, my students would sometimes say things like “I’m not good at math” or “I can’t read,” and I used to wonder how they came to these conclusions that seemed so final. Yet the impression was there, and the statements outweighed any efforts to have them go back and look at what they could learn and where progress had been made. Along these same lines, the results from international benchmarking are often...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 15, 2015

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 15, 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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Remembering Ron Thorpe

Remembering Ron Thorpe

On July 1, our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. On behalf of NCTAF’s Commissioners and staff, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Ron’s family, friends, and the entire staff at the National Board. We have had the privilege to work with Ron on many education initiatives and events, including...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary June 16, 2015

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

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...

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Supporting Great Teaching for Personalized Learning

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...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 20, 2015

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

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...

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NCTAF Partners With Teach to Lead

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...

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District Conditions of Instruction and Professional Development: Craft and Support

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...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 5, 2015

NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 5, 2015

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NCTAF Names Cahill, Frelow, Martinez & Moir as Commissioners

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...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary April 15, 2015

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

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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