Don’t forget – tomorrow is Julie Evans’s free webinar with the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future! Plan to take part in this special event about technology and teacher training – see below for more information.
Technology, Training and Teaming to Ensure
Great Teaching for All Students
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Patrick Finn, NCTAF Commissioner and Cisco Systems
Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow
Teacher, Digital Learning Day Partner
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) for the first in a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned will inform a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching.
This inaugural joint webinar will focus on the potential of technology to transform the teaching profession, increase opportunities for collaboration and professional learning, and improve student learning. Panelists will share data and experiences and discuss digital best practices to build teachers’ expertise and their ability to create powerful learning environments for their students. What opportunities exist now and in the near future for using technology to support great teaching? How can research results be connected with what is happening in practice? What recommendations should be put forward regarding technology integration and policy?
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the nation.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. www.all4ed.org
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 twenty 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. www.nctaf.org