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New NCTAF Publication Makes the Case for Collaborative Teacher Learning

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The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will release Team Up for 21st Century Teaching & Learning: What Research and Practice Reveal about Professional Learning on Thursday, June 24 at 9AM. The new volume contains the latest research describing how teacher learning teams can positively affect school culture, teacher retention, teaching effectiveness and student performance.

Beth Wray, President of Pearson Learning Teams, will deliver remarks at the event. Pearson Learning Teams is an evidence-based collaborative model that brings together teachers to learn from each other, refine their skills to improve student performance and self-assess their progress.

Team Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning: What Research & Practice Reveal about Professional Learning

Thursday, June 24, 2010
9-11AM (Breakfast at 8:30)
Ticonderoga Room, Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel
400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC

The release event will include the following speakers:

•Tom Carroll, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
•Steve Robinson, White House Office of Domestic Policy (invited)
•Brad Jupp, US Department of Education
•Tom Payzant, Harvard Graduate School of Education
•Lori Bradley, Michelle Moore and Alan Kostrick, teachers at Hammond High School, Howard County (Maryland) Public Schools
•Beth Wray, President, Pearson Learning Teams
The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. NCTAF is dedicated to providing every child with competent, caring, qualified teaching in schools organized for success. With a network of 27 partner states and links to professional educational organizations across the nation, NCTAF provides leadership on innovation and improvement in teaching and learning in America’s schools. For more information, visit NCTAF’s website:

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