US Release of Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

June 25, 2015 TALIS Professional Learning Summit



On June 27, 2014 at the National Press Club, NCTAF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted the US Release of the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS).

The OECD TALIS Survey asked teachers and school leaders in 34 countries – including the United States – about the conditions that contribute to the learning environments in their schools, such as initial teacher education and professional development; what sort of appraisal and feedback teachers get; the school climate; school leadership; and teachers’ instructional beliefs and pedagogical practices. The findings give a peek into classrooms around the world and in the United States and provide powerful information about what supports effective teaching.

 A full video archive linked to YouTube is below.

Overview of the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at OECD, shares the TALIS findings.

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What Can TALIS Tell Us?

Linda Darling-Hammond, NCTAF Commissioner & Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford Graduate School of Education, discusses what the TALIS findings reveal about the status of the teaching profession in the United States.

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What does TALIS Data Mean for US Educators and How Can Educators Use this Data to Positively Impact Current Learning Environments?

A panel of experts discusses the implications of TALIS data for US educators and how they can use the data as a tool to promote better teaching and learning.

Donna Chiera, Chair of AFT Teacher Policy Council and President of AFT New Jersey
State Federation
Deborah S. Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department
of Education
Segun Eubanks, Director of Teacher Quality, National Education Association
Christine Handy-Collins, Principal, Gaithersburg High School and 2006 Maryland Principal
of the Year
Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward
Sunila Varghese, National Board Certified Science Teacher, Interdisciplinary Team Leader
Robert Frost Middle School

Moderated by Anthony Rebora, Managing Editor, Education Week Teacher


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June 25, 2015 TALIS Professional Learning Summit