NTC webinar

The Investment Case for PD, Education, and Equity


Desmond Blackburn

CEO, New Teacher Center

Felicia Butts

Director of Teacher Residencies, Chicago Public Schools

Christine Murphy Judson

Director, Talent Acquisition, Chicago Public Schools

Ali Picucci

Chief Impact Officer, New Teacher Center


Thursday, November 14, 2019

This year over 50 million students will attend over 13,500 districts across the nation. Teaching quality is directly correlated to student achievement. And, one of the most powerful ways to improve instructional practice and educator effectiveness is to provide high-quality professional learning and coaching. Additionally, the PreK-12 field spends upwards of $18 billion in investments on professional development. But, is it yielding the results and returns our educators and students need?

In NTC’s most recent report, Counting the Cost: A Commitment to Educational Equity that Yields Returns, we found:

  • Teacher retention rates from year one to year two were higher.
  • Students in grades 4-8 demonstrated up to 5 months of additional learning and had the potential to earn an additional $38k in their career lifetime earnings.
  • Districts yielded a 22 percent return to the district—equivalent to a district savings of nearly $1m over 5 years.
  • Successful students lead to greater long-term economic impact in their communities. The study demonstrated a $2.43 return to communities for every $1 invested.

Join us in conversation as we explore the findings of the report; hear directly from a district on how much it costs to recruit and retain educators and the impact of this kind of savings; and hear from the former treasurer of the city of Chicago who will contextualize the impact of this work from an economic lens.

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

Click here to learn more
NTC webinar

Early Learning Professional Development Webinars


Kristin Tripathy

Senior Program Consultant


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

Click here to learn more

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.