NCTAF Commissioner Jal Mehta Opening Remarks for Harvard-National Board Event
From Quicksand to Solid Ground: A Conversation on Building a Foundation to Support Quality Teaching
Mon. Nov. 16, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m. EST
The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E Street, NW
What would it look like if a diverse group of stakeholders joined together to take action to strengthen the teaching profession? Last month, Harvard University’s Transforming Teaching Project released “From Quicksand to Solid Ground: Building a Foundation to Support Quality Teaching,” a white paper challenging policymakers and practitioners to tackle 12 specific initiatives to accomplish this goal. The paper has been endorsed by more than 30 organizations and education policy experts including American Federation of Teachers, Linda Darling-Hammond, Deans for Impact, Brad Jupp, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Commission for Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF), National Education Association, and Teach Plus.
Now, Harvard University and National Board invite you to join us for a conversation with representatives of these organizations as they share their diverse perspectives on ways policymakers and educators can move this work forward.
Jal Mehta, Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; NCTAF Commissioner
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Maria Hyler, Board-certified teacher; Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute
Brad Jupp, Senior Program Advisor on Teacher Initiatives, U.S. Department of Education
Cheryl Redfield, Board-certified teacher, Gilbert, Arizona
Moderated by Dan Brown, Board-certified teacher; co-director, Educators Rising
Peggy Brookins, Board-certified teacher; Interim President & CEO, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Click here to RSVP by Thursday, November 12th