What’s New at NWEA: Power of Teaching

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What’s New at NWEA: Power of Teaching
Fusion 2012, the NWEA summer conference in Portland, Oregon

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  • 1. What’s Newat NWEA? FUSION June 2012
  • 2. Our Partners Need More Evidence of Student LearningOur partners use MAP to answer important questions about their students’ learning: Is every child growing? Where will they be at the end of the school year?Many partners have expressed a need for more student data between MAP assessments. They want to know: Where are my students now? What progress are we making? What skills are they missing?
  • 3. What’s NewChildren’s SkillsProgress Pointer Keeping Power ofLearning on Teaching Track
  • 4. Power of Teaching
  • 5. What is Power of Teaching? • Nine day program to improve classroom fundamentals delivered over a year • Focused on supporting research-based, effective teaching behaviors • Side-by-side work with coaches and school leaders to develop consistent observation practice, support, and feedback for struggling teachers
  • 6. What Districts Benefit From Power of Teaching?Do you have schools that face these challenges?• Underperforming academically• High staff turnover• High % new teachers• Many staff certified through alternative programs• District coaches struggling to support change in classrooms
  • 7. How Power of Teaching Can Help• Comprehensive approach to teaching fundamentals• Clear, research-based criteria for highly effective teaching behaviors• Programmatic system to achieve and maintain quality and consistency in every classroom• Support and structure for coaching struggling teachers
  • 8. About Funding Availability… Education TURNKEY Report • Does your district have 5/31/12 Title I funds carried over from last year that have“Many superintendents to be obligated by are unaware of September 30th ? changes in Title I to • More than 1,100 districts allow training of all will receive at least a teachers in ‘identified’ $400,000 increase in preliminary district districts and to allow allocations due to use of similar products changes to funding in both Title I and non- formula Title I schools…” • Many districts will be receiving a 30% to 800% increase in allocations beginning in July
  • 9. What’s in it for you…• Define, identify, and increase highly effective, research-based teaching behaviors district-wide• Provide your coaches and leadership staff with formal training on how to coach and support struggling teachers• Lay a foundation for excellence in teaching to achieve the kind of consistency you’re striving to achieve
  • 10. Power of Teaching Learn more athttp://www.nwea.org/powerofteaching
  • 11. Thank You!