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2nd National Summit Overview

  2nd Annual Great Teachers National Summit - 2009


The second annual Great Teachers for Our City Schools National Summit

held April 1-3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado attracted approximately 235 participants. The National Summit provided a special opportunity for collaboration between leaders of state and local P-16 partnerships, urban district teachers and administrators, college and university faculty and administrators, researchers, and education policy analysts from around the country. Subjects discussed included sharing promising practices, discussing current knowledge, and strengthening our local and national commitment to quality teachers and student achievement in urban and high-needs schools. Download the Summit Program here.


 Geoffrey Canada presents...
"Whatever It Takes - Building Community in Support of Urban Student Achievement" at the 2nd Annual National Summit

Geoffrey Canada presentation at 2nd Annual SummitGeoffrey Canada, President and CEO for the Harlem Children's Zone, Inc., was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Great Teachers for Our City School's National Summit. During the two hour presentation, he addressed the importance of building community support and the effects that has for increasing levels of student achievement. Canada is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in helping children and families in Harlem and an advocate for education reform.

View Geoffrey Canada's presentation here.


View Summit Presenter Biographies here.


 Summit Collaborators

The Urban Teacher Partnership (UTP) wishes to thank and acknowledge the following Summit collaborators:


  2nd Annual National Summit Presentations

A Lesson in Becoming: What Urban Teaching Candidates Can Learn From Community Youth Development

Advanced Academy for Future Teachers: Recruiting High School Students into Mathematics and Science Teaching Careerss

Building Sustainable Urban District Higher Education Partnership: A Collaborative Using Channel Analysis

Developing an Authentic Urban Secondary Field Experience: The Initial Experience

Developing Teachers as Leaders in Urban Schools: One University Partnership Approach

Developing Teachers for Multicultural Schools

Grow Your Own Teachers

Houston Independent School District Framework for Teacher Leadership

Improving the Preparation of Urban Teachers: Strategic Changes in Clinical Education

Induction Programs and Teacher Quality in Urban Schools

Learning Network Universities in Partnership with Urban Schools

Learning Teams: Working Together to Improve Teaching and Learning

Methods to Attract & Retain Teachers in Hard to Staff Schools

 Metro State College of Denver Alternative Licensing Programs

National Commission on Teaching and America's Future: Building a 21st Century Education System

Partnering with New Teachers to Meet Demands of High Stakes Writing Accountability

Partnering to Prepare Urban Teachers (Plenary Session)

 Preliminary Findings of TQE Partnership Grant Evaluation

Preparing and Retaining Teachers in Urban Schools Using Research Lessons

Preparing Teachers for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Preparing Urban Teachers to Address Student Needs in High-Demand Subject Areas

Teacher Tradeoffs: Disentangling Teachers' Preferences for Working Conditions and Student Demographics

Teaching and Learning Conditions: Creating Supportive School Environments for Urban Educators

TeamScience: Innovative Mentoring Strategies for New Science Teachers

The Future of Teaching in Urban Schools

The Practicioner Teacher Program Discussion Document 1

Urban Students and Culturally Relative Pedagogy: Strategies for Urban Teachers to Promote Academic Achievement

Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Study Teacher Induction

Valuing Voices: Community Input on the Creation of an Urban Teacher Preparation Program

Why Urban Teacher Residencies