Teachers supported by goals, skills, and tools that tap the intelligence of the whole profession of teaching will transform our schools. It’s what will make our kids ready for college, ready for a career, and ready to learn for the rest of their lives. It’s not technology or curriculum or personalized learning that will change our schools; it’s teachers learning from other teachers – supported by technology and consistent standards.
The connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning. Our work focuses on ensuring that all teachers have the goals, skills and tools to form and strengthen…
As teachers work diligently every day to find effective ways to reach and inspire their students – we are working to ensure that they are equipped with the best educational tools, services, products, and ideas.
The heart of learning is the connection between teachers and students. Particularly for teachers new to the classroom, the challenges in front of them at times can appear to be vast. At the foundation, we are dedicated to supporting teachers as they learn to manage all the changes coming at them while never losing focus on ensuring that their students succeed.
Teaching high standards demands top skills, and teachers want and need support to develop their practice so that their students can succeed. That’s why we support efforts like the Innovative Professional Development (iPD) Challenge, which is helping districts adjust their practice to improve teacher support systems and the availability of high-quality, teacher-centered, evidence-based professional development.
Teacher insights are critical to developing the tools and systems to implement education reforms that help students and teachers do their best work together. With our partners, we are working to support states to access teacher, principal, and district insights on what works best in the classroom.
When it came to identifying what great teaching looks like, we knew that it was imperative to go straight to the source: teachers. Through the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project we sought to answer the following critical questions: Is it possible to identify and measure effective teaching? And, can we pinpoint what works in the classroom?