What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work

Monday, March 7,

Moving from Compliance to Agency: What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work  --  A Teacher Agency Forum 


Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (NCTAF) are pleased to invite you to an interactive discussion about the importance of empowering educators to direct their own professional growth. The conversation will focus on why agency is an important factor to successful professional learning for teachers and growth for students.


Speakers at the forum, Moving from Compliance to Agency: What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work, will discuss ways to bridge the gap between the professional learning options teachers currently have and what they really need to improve teaching and learning. In addition, NCTAF and Learning Forward will release a joint white paper that offers specific strategies to improve educator agency based on research and conversations with teachers and principals from around the country.


Scheduled speakers include

  • Jal Mehta, NCTAF Commissioner; Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Rebecca Mieliwocki, 2013 National Teacher of the  Year, Coordinator, Secondary Induction and Professional Development, Burbank, Calif.
  • Bill Day, 2014 DC Teacher of the Year; Math Teacher at Two Rivers Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.
  • Dwight Davis, Assistant Principal, Wheatly Education Campus, Washington, D.C.
  • Alicia Perez-Katz, U.S. Department of Education Principal Ambassador Fellow; Principal Baruch College Campus High School, NYC Public Schools
  • Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward

The discussion will be moderated by NCTAF President Melinda George.

To be held from 12:30 to 2 PM EST at the 

Capitol Visitor's Center  - South CVC 217

E. Capitol St. NE & 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20004  


Space is limited. Light lunch is provided.


Please register by March 1 to attend at: 




Washington, D.C.
Event Time: 
March 2016