Webinar: Maximizing Teacher Agency in Professional Learning


Tuesday, November 10, Maximizing Teacher Agency in Professional Learning - an Alliance for Education and NCTAF Webinar from 2 to 3 PM EST
Dwight Davis, Assistant Principal, Wheatley Education Campus (Washington, DC)
William Day, Math Teacher, Two Rivers Public Charter School (Washington, DC)
Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward
Melinda George, President, National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (NCTAF)
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) and the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) for the second in a series of webinars exploring the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. The promising practices, recommendations, and lessons learned will inform a collective effort, led by NCTAF, around supporting great teaching. This joint webinar will focus on an important component of effective professional learning: maximizing teacher agency. What are the practices and conditions that draw upon educator expertise, build their capacity to become good consumers of professional learning, and give them choices that lead to improvements in the instructional practice they most need to improve student learning?

Panelists will share data and research on the importance of designing professional learning that harnesses teacher expertise and allows educators to make choices and engage in professional learning that meets their individual growth needs so that they are better equipped to create powerful learning environments for their students. How can research results be connected with what is happening in practice? How can capacity be built among educators to assess and define their own professional learning needs? What recommendations should be put forward to improve teacher agency and engagement in their professional learning?

Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the nation.

Register and submit questions for the webinar at http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/nov-10-2015/ .

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to alliance@all4ed.org. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at http://www.all4ed.org/webinars approximately 1-2 business days after the event airs.


Event Time: 
November 2015