Partner event

National Black Child Development Institute


Betsy Fox

Senior Director, Early Learning Partnerships

Milissa McClaire-Gary

Director of Programs


September 28 - October 1


Chicago, IL

Join New Teacher Center as we present at the National Black Child Development Institute’s 49th Annual Conference.

Conference Presentation: Executive Function in Relation to Race and Culture 

This session will explore the social and emotional competencies and executive skills that young children need to manage their thoughts, actions, and emotions and the tools that teachers need to help their young learners master these skills. Participants will learn about the relationship between executive function skills (paying attention/focus, inhibitory control, working memory, cognitive flexibility) and brain development.

Through a combination of presentation, interactive activities, and small group discussions, participants will learn about the social and emotional competencies and explore inquiry questions and the possible effects of race, culture, and implicit bias on development.

Presentation Time: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

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Partner event

2019 NAEYC Annual Conference


Katherine Powell

Program Consultant

Melissa Luc

Program Consultant, Early Learning


November 20-23, 2019


Nashville, TN

Join New Teacher Center as we present at the 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference.

Conference Presentation: Culture and Race in Early Education 

Participants will explore how culture impacts how we each understand the world, shapes our identity, and exists on many different levels. Race and racial identity in early learning classrooms will be explored and the “tourist curriculum” will be discussed. Frameworks in culturally responsive teaching and anti-bias education in early childhood programs will be used to apply this knowledge through the viewing and reflecting of video content.

Presentation Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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NTC webinar

Early Learning Professional Development Webinars


Kristin Tripathy

Senior Program Consultant


October 9, November 6, and December 11

Join New Teacher Center and Early Edge as we present a series of Professional Development Webinars for Early Learning Professionals working with children ages 3-5 in California.

  • Session 1: Fundamentals of Play, October 9, 2019 3pm-5pm
  • Session 2: Learning Language and Literacy Through Play: Teacher Role, November 6, 2019 3pm-5pm
  • Session 3: Social and Emotional Learning through Play, December 11, 2019 3pm-5pm

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.com

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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. 


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.


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.