Education nation


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MSNBC held this annual event in September 2010 .Our educational challenges were the main focus of this multiday summit. Many teachers, policy maker,and educational experts actively participated in many valuable discussions. I have summerized their opinions and recommendations.

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Education nation

  1. 1. Education Nation<br />
  2. 2. The Event<br />From September 26th-29th, Rockefeller Plaza was transformed into a "Learning Plaza," an interactive experience open to the public that explored some of the most innovative aspects of American education.<br />Spanning five interactive galleries - the Learner, the Educator, the School & Community, the Nation, and the Call to Action.<br />
  3. 3. Mission <br />Involvement of leaders, policy makers, teachers through thoughtful dialogue.<br />discussion of the challenges, potential solution.<br />
  4. 4. A Glimpse of Current Situation<br />
  5. 5. Our Global Status<br />Among 30 developed nations. We’re ranked<br />24th in Math <br />17th in English<br />10th in Literacy<br />
  6. 6. Education Nation Scoreboard for Schools<br />An interactive tool to learn more about our neighborhood school. This scoreboard provides a statewide and nationwide comparison of schools.<br />
  7. 7. Stakeholders <br /><ul><li>Student
  8. 8. Teachers
  9. 9. Parents
  10. 10. Community</li></li></ul><li>Teachers’ Perspective At Teacher’s Town hall<br />Teacher’s should be accountable<br />Teachers are accountable to public but they can’t solve every problem<br />Some teachers feel burned out after being blamed as lazy and unqualified<br />A challenge is to agree on a criterion what makes a teacher effective<br />Teachers agreed that income level doesn’t effect intelligence level in student<br />Teachers want to participate in policy making as they’re really aware what is actually needed in the classroom<br />
  11. 11. President’s Agenda<br />Teacher can play a key role in transformation<br />Value teachers and appraise them as other developed nations are doing<br />Teachers must be evaluated so only the committed and hard working teachers will sustain in the classroom<br />Teachers are nation builders and they deserve the to be respected as a professional<br />President defends investment in Education<br />
  12. 12. Experts’ Opinion<br />We should value our teacher and pay them as much as other valued professionals. We have to reinvent the profession to attract more young and talented people. Teachers’ accountability is the key to provide more decision making powers to teachers. <br /> Deborah Kenny(founder of Harlem village academies)<br />
  13. 13. Expert’s Opinion<br />How to evaluate teachers<br />Direct teacher observation that how they engage them in cognitive activities<br />Draw students’ attention and through them to deeper understanding<br />Carter the diverse needs of diverse people<br />At risk student are even more sensitive to student-teacher interaction<br />Robert Pianta(Dean UVA Curry School of Education)<br />
  14. 14. Students’ Perspective:What makes a School Great<br />Great teachers who care and listen to students’ problems<br />Diversity<br />A sense of community and responsibility among students<br />Great programs and opportunity for everyone<br />(From the students of Omaha Central High School in Nebraska)<br />
  15. 15. References:<br /><br />