NCTAF-Learning Forward: Teacher Agency White Paper Release
Moving from Compliance to Agency:
What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 12:30-2:00 pm
Capitol Visitor Center | Congressional Meeting Room South CVC 217 | Washington, D.C.
Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) co-hosted an interactive discussion about the importance of empowering educators to direct their own professional growth. The conversation focused on why agency is an important factor to successful professional learning for teachers and growth for students. We discussed ways to bridge the gap between the professional learning options teachers currently have and what they really need to improve teaching and learning.
In addition, NCTAF and Learning Forward released a joint white paper that offers specific strategies to improve educator agency based on research and conversations with teachers and principals from around the country.
• Jal Mehta, NCTAF Commissioner; Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
• Rebecca Mieliwocki, 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Coordinator, Secondary Induction and Professional Development, Burbank, Calif.
• Bill Day, 2014 DC Teacher of the Year; Math Teacher at Two Rivers Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.
• Dwight Davis, Assistant Principal, Wheatley Education Campus, Washington, D.C.
• Alicia Perez-Katz, U.S. Department of Education Principal Ambassador Fellow; Principal Baruch College Campus High School, NYC Public Schools
• Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward
The discussion was moderated by NCTAF President Melinda George.