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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 …

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