Alliance-NCTAF Webinar: OECD Report on Supporting Teacher Professionalism
As part of an ongoing series designed to explore the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future co-hosted a webinar on Friday, February 12, 2016 entitled:
OECD’s New Report on
Supporting Teacher Professionalism
An archived video is available here:
Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Nicole Gavin, PhD, Lead Teacher/English Language Arts Coach, Baltimore City Public Schools
Melinda George, President, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
Kate Gerson, Former Senior Fellow, New York State Regents Research Fund, EngageNY
Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education and Director of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Education
Cecilia Roe, Director of Instructional Assessment and Professional Development, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
Stephanie Wood-Garnett, EdD, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for Standards, Assessments and Deeper Learning, Alliance for Excellent Education
The Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will join forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to host a joint U.S. release of the OECD’s new report Supporting Teacher Professionalism: Insights from TALIS 2013.
This report is based on data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) results and examines how countries around the world focus on pre-service and in-service professional development to prepare and support teachers as they face changing demographics amongst their students and rigorous expectations for student success in today’s economy. The report focuses on teachers’ knowledge, autonomy in decisionmaking, and engagement in peer networks as hallmarks of teacher professionalism. The findings highlight the value of teacher collaboration, mentoring, and pre-service education programs.
The event will feature Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills and special advisor on education policy to the secretary-general of the OECD. NCTAF President Melinda George and Alliance Vice President Stephanie Wood-Garnett will also provide remarks. In addition, a panel of policymakers and practitioners will reflect on what this means for professional development in the United States.