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

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

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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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 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)...

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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 – March 9, 2015 – 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...

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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 – February 26, 2015 – Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees will be sharing innovative strategies from educator preparation programs as well as best practices in residencies...

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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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