Agents for Learning Webinar: ESSA 101 for Educators
Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward
Alice Johnson Cain, Executive Vice President, Policy & Partnerships, Teach Plus
Steve Robinson, Senior Policy Fellow, Teach Plus
Please join Learning Forward, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF), the Center for American Progress and Teach Plus for a webinar to support the Agents for Learning competition.
With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the opportunity and need for teacher engagement in the implementation process has never been more important. As states and districts work to develop comprehensive plans to implement ESSA, we urge educators to get involved. Earlier this month, Learning Forward and NCTAF announced the Agents for Learning Competition. The theory of action behind the competition specifies that if states and districts engage teachers who understand their learning needs, the needs of their students, and effective professional learning, then they can co-create learning systems that substantially improve teaching and learning. Learn more about the competition here.
This webinar is open and encouraged for ALL educators. Join us to learn about this important law. What is ESSA and what are the key provisions of the law? What is the timeline for implementation? How can teachers get involved? This is professional learning that will help all teachers understand the changes that will be coming soon to states, districts and schools.
Important information about the Agents for Learning competition will also be shared. Questions from viewers are welcomed and encouraged.
To submit questions in advance of the webinar, or for any logistical questions, please email Ryan Brookshire at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject A4L.
An archived recording of the webinar and slideshow are available here.