Administrators STRENGTHEN TEACHER QUALITY
No Child Left Behind Summit: The Path to 2014
Teachers Make It Happen

Video Highlights


Opening Session: Supporting our Teachers


Data Showcase: Using Data to Evaluate Teachers and Student Achievement
A District and a school using data effectively to determine teacher effectiveness and target instruction in the classroom to raise student achievement.

  • Introduction
    • Dr. Henry Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Showcase Presenters

Panel Discussion #1: Rewarding Teacher Success in Raising Achievement
This panel will focus on innovative teacher compensation systems and incentive plans. Panelists will speak about programs that use data to identify effective teachers and encourage teachers to teach in high-need schools. Programs will also be highlighted that include public-private partnerships.

  • Introduction
    • Dr. Henry Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Moderator
    • Aimee R. Guidera, Director, Data Quality Campaign and Co-Director, Washington DC Office, National Center for Educational Accountability, Just for the Kids
  • Panelists
    • Dr. Lewis Solmon, Director, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, Milken Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
    • Jack Murrah, President, Lyndhurst Foundation, Chattanooga, TN
    • Brad Jupp, Former Middle School Teacher and Senior Academic Policy Advisor to the Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
    • Dr. Cheri Yecke, Chancellor, Florida K-12 Public Schools

School's in Session: School Showcase
This session will highlight an effective school that is raising student achievement and getting results.

  • Introduction
    • Ray Simon, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Showcase Presenter
    • Duncan Smith, Principal, Frankford Elementary School, Frankford, Delaware

Panel Discussion #2: Improving the Quality of Teachers in the Classroom
This panel will focus on the work various programs around the country are doing to more effectively train teachers already in the classroom. Panelists will highlight professional development activities focused on research-based instruction, training for high school teachers to elevate the level of rigor for students, and innovative programs to bring highly qualified teachers into the classroom.

  • Moderator
    • Ray Simon, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Panelists
    • Aminda Gentile, Director of the United Federation of Teachers' Teacher Center, New York City, NY
    • Pam Lackey, Education Specialist, Alabama Reading First Initiative, Montgomery, AL
    • Carolyn B. Dickson, Board Member, Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc., Dallas, TX
    • Diane Melley, Director, Corporate Community Relations and On-Demand Community, IBM, Westchester, PA

Panel Discussion #3: Preparing Teachers for the Classroom
This panel will focus on programs to recruit and train teachers for the classroom. Panelists will focus on innovative programs that ensure that teachers have the content knowledge necessary to succeed, including alternative certification opportunities, training teachers in research-based instruction, and placing teachers in high-need classrooms.

  • Introduction
    • David Dunn, Acting Under Secretary and Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education
  • Moderator
    • Wendy Kopp, President and Founder, Teach for America, New York City, NY
  • Panelists
    • Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality, Washington, D.C.
    • Dr. Mary Ann Rankin, Dean, University of Texas College of Natural Sciences, Austin, TX
    • Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Former Senior Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Education and education consultant, Brookline, MA. "Who Should Be Accountable for What Beginning Teachers Need to Know?" download files PDF (163 KB)
    • Tomas Hanna, Senior Vice President for Human Resources, School District of Philadelphia
    • Evan Weinberg, High School Math and Physics Teacher, Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx, New York City Teaching Fellows Program

School's Out: Teacher Showcase
This showcase will highlight why these teachers teach and the story of raising achievement in their students.

  • Introduction
    • David Dunn, Acting Under Secretary and Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education
  • Showcase Presenters
    • Barbara Bivins, Business and Computer Teacher, Overbrook High School, Philadelphia
    • D. Zakiyyah AbdusSalaam, 6th grade Math Teacher, KIPP Charter School Philadelphia
  • Conclusion
    • Dr. Earlene Nelson, Teacher, Charles Drew Elementary School, School District of Philadelphia

 
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