21st Symposium – Converge: Rising Together for Student Success
February 10-12, 2019
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas
Supporting educators is a proven approach to increase student learning. 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 need to serve and empower students.
With over 900 attendees, keynote speeches from the top minds in the field, and sessions centered around today’s most critical issues, every participant will leave with key learnings to impact change. We bring together district administrators, educators, researchers, policymakers, and more with a collective investment in preparing and supporting our nation’s educators so that students succeed.
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In Case You Missed Us
Webinar: Scaling Up: Districts using federal funds to support new teachers
NTC and representatives from Fresno Unified School District and Miami-Dade County Public Schools discussed the preliminary findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale Up grant, which showed that students of new teachers in grades 4-8 gained up to 6 additional months of learning in math compared to their peers taught by teachers who receive traditional professional supports.
Learn how this federal grant was used to support their teachers and mentors and how a district can implement mentoring that makes a difference for teachers and students.VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING
Webinar: Designing Effective Instructional Coaching for Teachers
New Teacher Center (NTC) joined Mathematica for a webinar to discuss lessons learned from NTC’s experience developing and implementing its instructional coaching model. During the webinar, the NTC:
- Describe the instructional coaching cycle used to provide feedback to teachers
- Explain how it monitors and supports coaches to promote high quality feedback
- Discuss the instructional coaching standards it uses to ensure consistent implementation across schools and districts
The webinar provided time for participants to ask the presenters questions about instructional coaching.
This event was part of a project to share lessons learned from the U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development grants. Mathematica Policy Research is leading the project for the Office of Innovation and Improvement in partnership with AEM and Knowledge Design Partners.VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING
Webinar: Coordinating Coaching: A District’s Approach to Student Achievement Through Instructional Coaching
New Teacher Center provided an overview of the newly released Instructional Coaching Program and Practice Standards and learned how the districts in one education agency integrated these standards into their system of teacher supports to provide quality professional learning opportunities that elevate student achievement.
NTC’s Instructional Coaching Standards provide a framework to consider the elements of a well-designed program and how to put the program into practice.
VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING