NCTAF and GSU to Host Roundtable Discussions on Educator Preparation With Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees at AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting

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NCTAF and GSU to Host Roundtable Discussions on Educator Preparation With Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees at AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – February 26, 2015 – Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees will be sharing innovative strategies from educator preparation programs as well as best practices in residencies during roundtable discussions hosted by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and the Georgia State University College of Education on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. This session is a part of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s 67th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

The discussion will cover topics, such as:

  • creating stronger connections between K-12 school districts and higher education partners;
  • deeper clinical experiences using the residency model;
  • challenges and barriers to implementing a year-long clinical practice experience;
  • strategies to coordinate induction programs with schools of education; and
  • improving the response to workforce needs.

Among the participants, there will be representatives from 15 schools of education, the U.S. Department of Education, the Fresno Unified school district, and general attendees from the conference. In addition, attendees will hear from Mia Howerton, TQP Team Lead, US Department of Education; Melinda George, NCTAF President; Elizabeth Foster, NCTAF Vice President; Richard Schwab, NCTAF Commissioner & Dean, Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut; and Gwen Benson, Associate Dean, College of Education at GSU.

This session is open to all conference attendees. Join us on Feb. 28th at 5:00 p.m. in the Marquis Room A702 at the Atlanta Marriott.  Not at the conference? You can still be a part of the conversation on Twitter by using #greatteacherprep.



The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) was founded in 1994 as a bipartisan effort to engage education policymakers and practitioners to address the entrenched national challenge of recruiting, developing, and retaining great teachers in order to ensure that all students have access to quality teaching in schools organized for success. For 20 years, NCTAF has worked to drive and inform the national dialogue about the importance of great teaching, especially in hard-to-staff schools. NCTAF’s research and recommendations inform innovations and improvements in teaching quality nationwide, focus attention on the importance of equitable distribution and retention of teachers, and promote promising practices for the development of teachers’ skills and career pathways.

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