New White Paper by Learning Forward and NCTAF Identifies Teacher Agency as Key Factor in Transforming Professional Learning

New White Paper by Learning Forward and NCTAF Identifies Teacher Agency as Key Factor in Transforming Professional Learning

      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   26 Teachers & School Administrators Highlight Promising Practices from California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., & West...

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NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning

NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning Deeper Learning Competencies Serve as “North Star” for New Vision of Teaching   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 2, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and ConsultEd Strategists released a white paper today...

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STEM Partnerships that Make a Difference

STEM Partnerships that Make a Difference

Guest blog by Brad Ermeling, principal research scientist at Pearson Research and Innovation Network With the recent introduction of new math and science standards, as well as increased emphasis on 21st century technologies, many schools and districts are working to implement STEM programs and partnerships. But what kind of STEM models are effective and how can schools build partnerships that make a difference? Since the fall of 2012,...

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It’s Time to Solve the Teacher Turnover Problem

It’s Time to Solve the Teacher Turnover Problem

Retaining the best and brightest teachers in the profession remains a sore spot for our nation’s schools. Although teacher recruitment initiatives have expanded, there has not been a coordinated, systemic approach to teacher retention. In NCTAF’s 2003 report, “No Dream Denied: A Pledge to America’s Children,” the findings detailed the chronic problem of teacher turnover, especially in hard-to-staff schools, and the negative...

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Learn How to Use Collaboration to Improve STEM Teaching and Learning, From Research by NCTAF and WestEd

Learn How to Use Collaboration to Improve STEM Teaching and Learning, From Research by NCTAF and WestEd

Join this interactive webinar to learn about new research supporting the value of teamwork to improve STEM teaching and learning. With support from NSF and in collaboration with WestEd, NCTAF conducted a two-year analysis of research studies about STEM teachers working together to strengthen their teaching and improve student achievement. The summary report, STEM Teachers in Professional Learning Communities, provides examples of projects...

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Nation’s Schools Facing Largest Teacher Retirement Wave in History

Nation’s Schools Facing Largest Teacher Retirement Wave in History

Nation’s Schools Facing Largest Teacher Retirement Wave in History; Every State Affected, But 18 States & DC Are Beyond the Tipping Point, Report Reveals U.S. Will Not Be Able to Recruit Enough New Teachers to Fill Classrooms; Nation Must Change Sta ing Models and Encourage Teacher Retirees to Return in New Roles WASHINGTON – April 7, 2009 – The nation stands to lose half of its teachers to retirement over the next decade, but states...

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From Good Teachers to Great Teaching

From Good Teachers to Great Teaching

From Good Teachers to Great Teaching: STEM Teachers Thrive in Professional Learning Communities New NCTAF Research Supports Value of Teamwork to Improve Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2011 Congresswoman Donna Edwards and four other Congressional sponsors joined Barbara Olds (National Science Foundation), Brad Jupp (US Department of Education), Ted Imes (Northrop Grumman), Talia Milgrom-Elcott...

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