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Benedict, Amber; Holdheide, Lynn; Brownell, Mary; Foley, Abigail Marshall – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2016
This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines essential features for providing high-quality, structured, and sequenced opportunities to practice within teacher preparation programs. This brief is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty, Educational Innovation
Yoder, Nick – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Although Employers and colleges want candidates who are motivated and adaptable, are able to work well in teams and communicate effectively, have a strong work ethic, have solid interpersonal skills, and are strategic in their planning skills. Schools need to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional skills for students to prepare them for…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Many career and technical education (CTE) courses not only provide students with vocational and technical skills and knowledge, but engage them in academic content as well. Designed thoughtfully, these courses can address rigorous academic content standards and be as intellectually demanding as traditional academic courses (Southern Regional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teacher Qualifications, Academic Education
Paliokas, Kathleen – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Implementing new college and career readiness standards, along with readying teachers and students for new assessments, is a monumental undertaking by multiple national, state, and local education leaders and organizations. One critical policy area for states to consider is supports for educator preparation programs to ensure that new teachers…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Preservice Teacher Education
Cushing, Ellen; Meyer, Cassandra – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
States take a wide range of approaches to Student Learning Objectives (SLO) assessment selection. This "Ask the Team" brief helps states consider the trade-offs between approaches that offer more teacher choice and those that offer better comparability across SLOs. The brief identifies four common approaches to selecting SLO assessments:…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Professional Autonomy, Academic Achievement, State Policy
Han, Grace; Doyle, Daniela – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Teacher residency programs are a relatively new method for building stronger teacher pipelines. Research assessing the impact of these programs is still limited, but some early reports suggest that residency programs hold promise for improving teacher effectiveness and retention rates (Barrett, Hovde, Hahn, & Rosqueta, 2011; Papay, West,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Benchmarking
Potemski, Amy – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Across the United States, a wide cross-section of administrators and teachers are learning the ins and outs of setting, assessing, and scoring student learning objectives (SLOs). An SLO is a set of goals that measures an educator's progress in achieving student growth targets. SLOs are particularly helpful for teachers in nontested subjects and…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Standard Setting, Attendance, Student Mobility