#WhyITeach

#WhyITeach

By Joanna Schimizzi, Hope Street Fellow & Biology Teacher, North Carolina Virtual Public Schools As teachers head back to their classrooms this fall, they will be juggling many responsibilities. You can just see teachers as they set up their classrooms: laminating posters, moving desks, running copies and making bulletin boards. As teachers spend countless hours getting ready for students, they are often thinking “What matters right...

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NCTAF Issues Call to Collective Action & Releases Report Highlighting Need to Reorganize Schools Around a New Vision for Teaching & Learning

NCTAF Issues Call to Collective Action & Releases Report Highlighting Need to Reorganize Schools Around a New Vision for Teaching & Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com   NCTAF Issues Call to Collective Action & Releases Report Highlighting Need to Reorganize Schools Around a New Vision for Teaching & Learning WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 10, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) today released the report What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning. The...

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What Matters Now: August 10 Call to Action & Report Release

What Matters Now: August 10 Call to Action & Report Release

On August 10, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will issue a call to collective action around a new vision for teaching and learning. In addition, the Commission will release What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching & Learning. This report will provide guidance on how to migrate to an education system where schools are reorganized in ways that support teaching, drive learning, and provide every student...

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KnowledgeWorks & NCTAF Release Report on Personalized Learning

KnowledgeWorks & NCTAF Release Report on Personalized Learning

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Knowledge Works: Mary Kenkel, 513-929-1310 kenkelm@knowledgeworks.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com Personalized Learning Empowers Teachers in Classroom, Career New KnowledgeWorks and NCTAF report sheds light on what personalized learning looks like in the classroom WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 11, 2016 – Today, KnowledgeWorks and...

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Learning Forward & NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

Learning Forward & NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com Learning Forward and NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge   Twelve states represented; finalists to convene in Chicago to present plans detailing ESSA-ready professional learning strategies to...

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A4L Application Criteria Now Available

A4L Application Criteria Now Available

Calling all Agents for Learning! Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) are pleased to announce that Agents for Learning (A4L) teams interested in participating in the competition can now download a full set of criteria that raters will use to score applications to determine finalists. The PDF file also includes detailed rules for the competition. We hope that this is helpful as you finalize...

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