Below is a selection of NCTAF’s past events. For upcoming event information, visit the NCTAF Calendar


August 10, 2016 – NCTAF Issues Call to Collective Action & Releases Report: What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching & Learning




Agents for Learning webinar series:
Learning Forward and NCTAF are engaging educator teams in advocating for the best use of federal funding for professional learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Archived recordings of the webinars and slideshows, further ESSA resources, and FAQs about the A4L competition are available here.



Great Teaching webinar series:  
The Alliance for Excellent Education and NCTAF are conducting a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned informed a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching.



March 7, 2016 – NCTAF-Learning Foward: “Moving from Compliance to Agency: What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work” White Paper Release at the Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC



February 19, 2016 – NCTAF-Learning Policy Institute: “Supporting Great Teaching: Equity and Access for All Students to Succeed” convening at NCTAF, Washington, DC


October 5-6, 2015 – NCTAF study tour and briefing with New Visions for Public Schools, Hunter College School of Education, and the New York City Department of Education: “Supporting Great Teaching: Capacity Building through Urban Residencies” at the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology, Brooklyn, NY



July 22, 2015 – NCTAF-WestEd: Accountability Convening: “Teacher Appraisal Systems for Greater Teaching and Learning” at WestEd, San Francisco, CA



June 25, 2015 – NCTAF-OECD: Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) International Data & Practice Summit: “Professional Learning: What Can We Learn From International Data & Practice?” – National Press Club, Washington, DC


October 6, 2014 – “Good Teaching Summit: Strategies to Foster Teaching Success” at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC



June 27, 2014 – NCTAF-OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) U.S. Release – National Press Club, Washington, DC



January 7-8, 2013 – Teachers Learning in Networked Communities (TLINC®) Leadership Summit: “How the Power of Collaborative Communities Strengthens Teacher Preparation” – Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, VA



November 15, 2012 – STEM Learning Studios Summit: “Collaborating in Today’s Schools to Build Tomorrow’s Workforce” – The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, MD



June 24, 2011 – Congressional Briefing: “Team Up for 21st Century Teaching & Learning: What Research and Practice Reveal about Professional Learning,” sponsored by Representatives Edwards (MD), Hoyer (MD), Ruppersberger (MD) and Sarbanes (MD), and Senator Warner (VA); and in partnership with NSF and WestEd