Partner event

2018 TK Conference


Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Los Angeles, CA

Join New Teacher Center and Early Edge at the upcoming 2018 TK Conference. Now in its 7th year, this one-day event will provide Transitional Kindergarten educators with a unique opportunity to:

  • Hear and learn from experts in the field of early childhood education
  • Obtain actionable tools that can be implemented readily in the TK classroom
  • Share knowledge and ideas with other early childhood educators

This year’s TK Conference workshop topics will revolve around tools to promote socio-emotional development as well as ways to support dual-language learners who represent 60% of children under 5 in California.

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Partner event

Annual Fall Conference of the Council of the Great City Schools


Laura Baker

Vice President, Program Strategy & Implementation


October 24-28, 2018


Baltimore, Maryland

Conference Presentation: Instructional Coaching: Are your instructional coaches effective? 

As a district leader, are you debating whether to build an instructional coaching program in your schools? What do you hope your coaches will accomplish, and how do you measure the effectiveness Instructional Coaches can have a profound impact on teacher effectiveness and, thereby, student learning, but only if the coaches are, themselves, effective.

Learn how district leaders across the country are using data to continuously evaluate and improve their instructional coaching programs. Explore coaching standards and learn about the impact of feedback.

Presentation Time: October 25, 2018 at 10:45am to 12:15pm

Presentation Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

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Partner event

Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 7th Annual Forum


Laura Hernandez-Flores

Sr. Director, Strategic Program Development


November 14-16, 2018


San Diego, CA

Join the New Teacher Center’s Laura Hernandez-Flores as she speaks at the AAPF18.

Conference Presentation: Culture: Creating Integrated Academic & Socio-Emotional Environments for At Promise Education

Research clearly shows that social and emotional factors greatly affect our sense of belonging in a learning environment, our beliefs about our own capacity, our behaviors, and our performance. Explicitly addressing these crucial aspects of culture and learning can transform students’ learning experiences and propel them towards academic achievement. In this session, participants will be introduced to NTC’s Optimal Learning Environment framework as a lens in which to examine teachers’ self-efficacy when working with at-promise youth. Within an optimal learning environment, the diverse needs of each learner are addressed with an ever present attention to equity, continuous academic, social, and emotional growth.

Presentation Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 10:45 am

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2018 Learning Forward Annual Conference


Tammy Phuong

Senior Program Consultant

Aimee Ballans

Senior Program Consultant

Betsy Fox

Director, EL Partnerships

Nicole Nelson

Associate Program Director


December 1-5, 2018


Dallas, Texas

Join the New Teacher Center as we present at 2018 Learning Forward Annual Conference.

Conference Presentation: Teacher Development – Doing More with Less! 

Districts are being asked to do more with fewer resources. Learn how two very large urban districts, one in West Texas, the other in South Texas, are partnering with the New Teacher Center to leverage existing teacher leadership roles to accelerate the development of new and veteran colleagues. As you consider their experiences, assess your current investments in teacher leaders, set priorities, and identify next steps.

Presenters: Tammy Phuong (New Teacher Center), Aimee Ballans (New Teacher Center), Thomas Dean (Clint Independent School District), Vanessa Nieto-Gomez (Houston Independent School District), and Nadia Tellez (Clint Independent School District)

Presentation Time: Monday, December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Conference Presentation: Supporting Early Learning: Top Ten Components of Quality 

Elementary schools are enrolling increasing numbers of young children but just providing access to programs isn’t enough. The quality of the programs makes the difference in children’s development and helps give them an equitable start to education. In this session, you’ll examine teaching practices and program components that support development and learning. See how you might support implementation and developmentally appropriate, effective instructional practices aligned with early learning programs and primary grades.

Presenters: Betsy Fox and Nicole Nelson

Presentation Time: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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In Case You Missed Us

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.



Part 2: WEBINAR: A Baseline for Student Success: Focusing mentor practices on instruction and learning to increase student achievement 

Over the last 20 years, New Teacher Center (NTC) has worked with teachers, teacher leaders, schools and school districts, researchers, state agencies, policymakers, and a range of educational institutions to define the characteristics and fundamental elements of high-quality mentoring. For the first time, NTC is publicly releasing these research-based, proven characteristics in the Mentor Practice Standards.

The Mentor Practice Standards identify the characteristics of high-quality, effective mentoring practices that increase student achievement. These standards accelerate the development of new teacher effectiveness, improve teacher retention, build teacher leadership, increase student learning, and support equitable outcomes for every learner.

This webinar built off our prior conversation on the Teacher Induction Program Standards and worked to provide:

  • An overview of the Mentor Practice Standard
  • An understanding of how quality mentor standards can increase student achievement
  • A framework for how these standards can be implemented in districts and schools across the country

A Baseline for Student Success: Designing and Implementing an Evidence-Based and Standards-Based Teacher Induction Program

Thank you for your interest in our Education Week webinar. Over the last 20 years, New Teacher Center (NTC) has worked with state agencies, school districts, policy-making organizations, and a range of educational institutions to define the characteristics and fundamental elements of high-quality induction programs that accelerate the development of new teacher effectiveness, improve teacher retention, strengthen teacher leadership, increase student learning, and support equitable outcomes for every learner.

NTC’s Teacher Induction Program Standards (TIPS) build upon and are informed by those many years of study, consultation, collaboration, and program implementation across many contexts throughout the United States and abroad.

If you missed the webinar on the NTC Teacher Induction Program Standards? The replay is available at the following site: https://webinars.on24.com/edweek/TeacherInduction

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