Investing in Great Teaching and Teachers

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A presentation by Ellen Moir, CEO and Founder of the New Teacher Center, at the 2014 Social Enterprise Leadership Forum at Columbia Business School.

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Investing in Great Teaching and Teachers

  1. 1. Investing in Great Teaching and Teachers New Teacher Center May 9, 2014 Ellen Moir CEO and Founder
  2. 2. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. New Teacher Center improves student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders.
  3. 3. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. What we’re covering today
  4. 4. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Teacher effectiveness is the most important factor in student learning Root Cause Problem Great teachers are MADE, not born The system is failing to make great teachers Low-income schools are getting the newest, least effective teachers Drivers NTC’s Insight NTC’s Solution New teachers… •Poor preparation •Toughest assignments •Sink or swim on the job So 50% quit within 5 years • Great teachers are made, not born • Support teachers well early in career so students learn more and teachers stay Intensive teacher induction model dramatically improves effectiveness of new teachers
  5. 5. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. New teacher gets better faster and stays longer Increased Student Achievement System-wide Impact NTC trains mentor New teacher gets on early path to excellence Mentor supports new teacher
  6. 6. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Once in a century opportunity
  7. 7. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. The Changing Face of Teacher PD
  8. 8. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. The best in traditional PD incorporates cycles of learning
  9. 9. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Technology can make these structures more powerful Time & Place
  10. 10. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Making our face-to-face time more meaningful Application of Strategies Transfer of Learning Depth of Knowledge
  11. 11. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. This challenges how teachers are traditionally prepared and supported Turn and talk Let’s divide the room into thirds Pre- Service Pre- Service InductionInduction On-going PD On-going PD
  12. 12. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Using technology to develop teachers
  13. 13. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Learning Zone: NTC’s online portal Social Learning/ Collaboration Platform NTC’s Formative Assessment Tools with time and activity tracking Secure video feedback platform
  14. 14. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. eMSS Communities Members 5-6 Mentees 1 Mentor Members 15-18 Mentees 4 Mentors 1 Facilitator Members All Mentors & Mentees 1-4 University Faculty 1-4 Teacher Facilitators
  15. 15. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved.
  16. 16. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Mentee Posts Plan/Prepare …I feel like the students do not see how to match a graph with a certain equation and how to tell particular aspects of a graph from the quadratic. …I feel like the students do not see how to match a graph with a certain equation and how to tell particular aspects of a graph from the quadratic.
  17. 17. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Mentors Reply to Post • Prompt students with a question • Students write their response • Exchange with a partner • Write a “pair” paper or response • Prompt students with a question • Students write their response • Exchange with a partner • Write a “pair” paper or response
  18. 18. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. …test any hypothesis they have about the role of the coefficients with respect to the graph. …test any hypothesis they have about the role of the coefficients with respect to the graph. …have students complete a project …have students complete a project
  19. 19. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Explorations
  20. 20. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Capturing Video
  21. 21. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved.
  22. 22. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Design
  23. 23. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Coursera MOOC
  24. 24. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Supporting the Shift in Professional Learning
  25. 25. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Those preparing teachers need to be trained and supported differently
  26. 26. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Re-thinking preparation and support of coaches, mentors, & administration Parallel processes – using the same strategies we expect to see in our classrooms Need more just-in-time content Rotation of support providers back into classrooms
  27. 27. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. A few big ideas
  28. 28. Copyright © 2014 New Teacher Center. All Rights Reserved. Big questions
  29. 29. Thank you For More Information Ellen Moir 831.600.2200 emoir@newteachercenter.org www.newteachercenter.org

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