Tag: teacher effectiveness

Change the Odds by Developing Teacher Leaders

By Lynn Kepp, Sr. VP Strategic Partnerships …  Teachers who leave the profession have indicated that they quit, in part, because of lack of shared-decision making roles and opportunities to lead, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The message is clear: districts can retain top talent and help change the odds for students by giving accomplished teachers the opportunities they crave to step into leadership roles. Leadership roles can expand the reach […]

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Pooling Resources to Increase Teacher Effectiveness and Retention

By Kim Owen, Grant Wood Area Education Agency Mentoring and Induction Regional Administrator —  Originally published in EdTech Digest —  Iowa is both like and unlike other states when it comes to education. Like many other states, we use Area Education Agencies (AEAs), which were developed in 1974 in response to the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) to provide support services required by the act. However, we face a unique set of challenges within our […]

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New i3 Research Shows Student Achievement Gains Continue with NTC Support

By Ali Picucci, PhD, NTC Vice President of Impact and Improvement —  The latest results from a third-party evaluation of our i3-funded work are in, and show a definitive improvement in student learning outcomes and teacher retention. We’re using these results to understand exactly what’s working — and what’s not — to improve student learning, teacher retention and teacher effectiveness.      We at New Teacher Center have been fortunate in being a two-time recipient of the federal […]

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