4th National Summit Overview
Increasing Student Achievement through Effective Teaching
April 27 - 29, 2011
The purpose of the Great Teachers for Our City Schools National Summit is to build and strengthen a national network where urban educators can share research findings, instructional practices, program strategies, policy initiatives and other resources aimed at developing and supporting the best and most effective teachers for students in high-need urban schools.
At this year’s conference, our goals are to respond to and challenge our current work in the following areas:
Identify strategies that have had demonstrated success in increasing the achievement of children in high-need, hard-to-staff urban schools.
Explore what the research tells us about what works to support effective teaching in these schools.
Discuss strategies for supporting collaboration among the various stakeholders who can support and implement education change on behalf of high-need children.
Examine ways to influence a public policy agenda to develop and support teachers so that they effectively serve the educational demands of children in high-need urban schools.
This year's national summit offers evidence-based practices aimed at addressing some of the greatest educational challenges in urban schools today.
Great Teachers Summit Plenary Presentations
Perspective on Teacher Effectiveness (multiple presenters)
A (Very) Brief Overview of Trends in Teacher Evaluation presented by Laura Goe, Ph.D., Research Scientist, ETS and Principal Investigator for Research and Dissemination, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Educator Effectiveness from a State Legislative Perspective presented by Paula Dominguez, Ed.D, Director of Legislative Research, Rhode Island General Assembly
Perspectives on Teacher Effectiveness using the Colorado Growth Model presented by Damian Betebenner, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment
An Introduction to AFT’s Continuous Improvement Model for Teacher Development and Evaluation presented by Angela Minnici, Ph.D., Associate Director, Educational Issues Department, American Federation of Teachers
Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project presented by Lauren Landon, Teacher, Knapp Elementary School, Denver
Together We Can: Building Effective Learning Teams for Deeper Student Learning presented by Kathleen Fulton, Director of Reinventing Schools for the 21st Century, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
Clinical Teacher Preparation and Partnership for Improved Student Learning in Urban Schools (multiple presenters)
Oregon Efforts to Improve Teaching and Learning presented by Randy Hitz, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University
The California Alliance Initiative presented by Beverly Young, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, The California State University
The Center for Urban Education wishes to thank and acknowledge the following Summit collaborators: