Improving Teacher Capacity

Jul 28, 2015 9:24:00 AM Jessica Beidelman Teaching and Learning

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What are the top-down approaches that can improve teacher quality, with the ultimate aim of improving student outcomes? 

#1 Common professional standards can help to identify and develop highly effective teachers. 

#2 Teachers get better as they gain experience and have opportunities for professional learning.

#3 Efforts to grow teacher capacity are more powerful when they take into account collective opportunities for professional learning.

Read more:

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning_deeply/2015/07/top-down_support_for_bottom-up_reform_state_efforts_to_grow_educator_capacity_from_within.html

What actions can state leaders take to grow educator capacity?

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This post originally appeared in Education Week by Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).

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