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A Look Back at Symposium 2020

This February 9-11, NTC hosted its 22nd Annual Symposium. Our annual Symposium is a flagship event designed to push your thinking and increase exposure to new opportunities for your district. Symposium is a gathering of thought leaders, state, and district leaders sharing their strategies to accelerate educator effectiveness and ensure student success. Our mission is to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. Through Symposium, we’re bringing together our partners […]

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Rime of the Networked Principal by Adam Parrott-Sheffer, Senior Advisor of School Leadership, NTC

As a recovering English teacher turned school principal, my thoughts turned frequently to Coleridge’s “water water everywhere, but not a drop [to] drink” as I rushed from grade level meeting to observation to parent conference to student incident. As a first-year principal, I found myself constantly engaged in conversations about the work. I was, in fact, drowning in interactions or collaboration each day while at the same time parched for opportunities to connect and learn […]

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Starting with Learner Variability

By: Nichole Bennett, Instructional Coach, Prairie Heights Elementary, Iowa We’ve all been there before. You’ve been teaching for a few years. You think you’ve finally got a good handle on what this whole teaching thing is about and you get a class that truly tests you. The class where you have to teach things that you never thought you’d have to teach. Where you have to use tricks you’ve never had to use. Where your […]

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The Power of Being Intentional

Roderica Simmons, MAT, NBCT Exceptional Children Itinerant Coordinating Teacher Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools As I reflect on my own journey as a special education teacher, there were many questions and wonders I had in regards to my instructional practice: how could I better impact student outcomes? How could I meet the many needs of diverse learners in my care? The one constant that remained was that the guidance of a mentor who was intentional in their […]

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A Look Back at Symposium 2019

Supporting educators is a proven approach to increase student learning. This February 10 – 12, educators from across the country gathered together to discuss educators’ role in helping students succeed, with a particular focus on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classrooms, schools, and districts. If we truly desire to attain educational equity in our lifetime, schools, districts, and communities must all work together to provide educators with the professional growth opportunities and resources they […]

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