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McGraner, Kristin L.; VanDerHeyden, Amanda; Holdheide, Lynn – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
This innovation configuration offers a set of quantifiable indicators of instructional excellence in mathematics. These indicators are related to improved achievement in mathematics and can be used to improve teacher competencies. The innovation configuration is offered as a means of evaluating and aligning teacher preparation and professional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Evidence, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Competencies
McGraner, Kristin L. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
A STEM teacher is one who teaches in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In K-12 schooling, most STEM teachers instruct mathematics and science classes, which continue to be critical shortage areas. As part of a comprehensive human capital strategy, designing recruitment initiatives to attract qualified STEM teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Recruitment, Human Capital, Science Teachers
McGraner, Kristin L.; Saenz, Laura – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
More than 5 million English language learners (ELLs) attend school in the United States (Ballantyne, Sanderman, & Levy, 2008). This population has increased by approximately 57 percent during the last decade, drawing sharp attention to the individual and instructional needs of students who are nonnative speakers of English (Ballantyne et al.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Innovation, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs