Re-Imagining Teaching: Five Structures to Transform the Profession

Re-Imagining Teaching: Five Structures to Transform the Profession

October 04, 2013 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th St. NW
Floor 8
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Teacher preparation, evaluation, and the characteristics of effective teaching are at the center of contemporary education research and policymaking.

Yet teaching is not afforded the same status as other professions in terms of recognition, pay, and career-advancement opportunities. As a result, nearly half of all new teachers leave the profession by their fifth year, and our finest teachers are among those who exit our nation’s classrooms for good.

How do we improve the stature of teaching to attract and retain more great teachers? What would it take to professionalize teaching?

NNSTOY believes that five key structures—found in almost every other field—have the potential to transform teaching into a profession that fosters continuous improvement, high expectations, and shared accountability.

Please join a distinguished panel of educators and policymakers to examine the ideas presented in this paper and their potential impact on the teaching profession.

RSVP to meg@nnstoy.org

Lunch and refreshments following

PRESENTERS

Megan Allen
Florida State Teacher of the Year, 2010
Josh Parker
Maryland State Teacher of the Year, 2012
Christopher Poulos
Connecticut State Teacher of the Year, 2007

DISCUSSANTS

Chris Minnich
Executive Director, CCSSO
 @minnichc
Michael Petrilli
Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
 @MichaelPetrilli
Joanne Weiss
Former Chief of Staff for Arne Duncan and Education Advocate
 @JoanneSWeiss

MODERATOR

Katherine Bassett
Executive Director, NNSTOY