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Caroline E. Parker; Anne Partika; Sara Rutherford-Quach – National Comprehensive Center, 2024
One in 10 public school students in the United States are designated as English learners (ELs), an increase of more than 25 percent over the past 2 decades (National Center for Education Statistics, 2022). In nearly half of states, the proportion of students designated as ELs has more than doubled since 2000. Further, several states--such as…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Bilingual Teachers
Basu, Satabdi; Rutstein, Daisy W.; Tate, Carol – National Comprehensive Center, 2021
The rapid expansion of computer science (CS) instruction in primary and secondary education has highlighted the shortage of teachers qualified to teach the subject. A key strategy for building CS teaching capacity has been preparing teachers of other subjects (e.g., math, technology applications, business) to teach introductory CS through…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Faculty Development, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods
Alozie, Nonye; Lundh, Patrik; Yang, Hui; Parker, Caroline E. – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
This is the second of three whitepapers on designing curricula for diversity. It provides the step-by-step process for using the Equity and Inclusion for Curriculum Design (EI-CD). Additionally, it describes how the framework can be used to design and adapt STEM+CS [science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science] curriculum…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Inclusion, Curriculum Design, STEM Education
Manian, Nanmathi – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
Addressing the surge in mental health and social and emotional needs of students and staff will be critical in the upcoming years. The increased understanding of the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and their negative effects on the social, emotional, and academic success of students, has propelled a growing number of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Mental Health, Health Needs, Teaching Methods
Manian, Nanmathi; Belfield, Wendy; Berger, Christy – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
It is critical that states and districts support teachers by addressing their mental health and social and emotional needs, as well as by increasing their capacity to manage and teach students in the aftermath of COVID and its accompanying stressors. In order to create a supportive, trauma-informed classroom, it is imperative that instructors not…
Descriptors: School Districts, Daily Living Skills, Mental Health, Health Needs
Jackson, Cara; Keirstead, Carol – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
COVID-19 has created a sudden demand for teachers who can provide effective remote learning opportunities for students and, simultaneously, has disrupted the preparation for the next generation of teaching. Because teachers are the most vital in-school education resource, supporting the teacher workforce through the disruptions created by COVID-19…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Distance Education, Online Courses, Pandemics
Reinhardt, M. J.; Moses, T.; Arkansas, K.; Ormson, B.; Ward, G. K. – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Learning across the disciplines (e.g., mathematics, science, art) can be enhanced for all students by grounding learning in historical and cultural (Western and Native) knowledge and context. The survival of Native knowledge in the United States depends on the leadership and teaching skills of many traditional and non-traditional educators. The…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education, American Indians, Minority Group Teachers
Jackson, Cara; Keirstead, Carol – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
"Schools' First and Forever Responders: Preparing and Supporting Teachers in the Time of COVID-19" elevates a rationale and considerations for evidence-based strategies and innovative approaches to support teachers and teacher candidates during and following the COVID-19 crisis. Because teachers are the most vital in-school education…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice
Goe, Laura; Biggers, Kietha; Croft, Andrew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
Recently, teacher evaluation has become a major focus in educational policy debates and research efforts. This increased attention to teacher evaluation has raised questions about the relationship between evaluation and student outcomes. Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain (2005) and others have demonstrated with value-added research that there are…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
Coggshall, Jane G.; Rasmussen, Claudette; Colton, Amy; Milton, Jessica; Jacques, Catherine – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
State and district leaders across the country are working intensely to respond to legislation calling for revised teacher evaluation systems that incorporate multiple measures of student learning and teacher practice. Whether through strengthened accountability or more formative support, the primary goal of this work is the continuous improvement…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Public Policy
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
In response to federal initiatives such as Race to the Top (RTTT), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver requests, and the Teacher Incentive Fund competition, states have made dramatic changes in their policies related to teacher evaluation during the past three years. Historically, teacher evaluation systems have been…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
Archibald, Sarah; Coggshall, Jane G.; Croft, Andrew; Goe, Laura – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
This Research & Policy Brief addresses the aspect of the teacher support system that is perhaps the most important and often the most weakly implemented: teacher learning and development. This brief includes the following to help state and district leaders select professional learning activities that are worth the allocation of scarce resources:…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Resource Allocation
Croft, Andrew; Coggshall, Jane G.; Dolan, Megan; Powers, Elizabeth – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Featured prominently in recent federal education regulations, the term "job-embedded professional development" has come into increasingly common usage for more than a decade, yet rarely is it explicitly defined. But what exactly is job-embedded professional development? What types of teacher learning opportunities count as being job…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
"Teachers are leaders when they function in professional communities to affect student learning; contribute to school improvement; inspire excellence in practice; and empower stakeholders to participate in educational improvement" (Childs-Bowen, Moller, & Scrivner, 2000, p. 28). Enhancing teacher leadership can help schools and districts reach the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Stakeholders, Educational Improvement
Oliver, Regina M.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
The purpose of this paper is to provide research and recommendations related to teacher quality and effectiveness, specifically addressing the area of classroom management to improve outcomes in general and special education. Focusing on classroom organization and behavior management is necessary as a preventive approach for students who are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Faculty Development