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EWA in Detroit: Putting the Spotlight on Teachers

EWA is in Detroit this week for a journalists-only seminar on The Push to Upgrade the Teaching Profession. (Our co-host is the Michigan State University College of Education.)

I’ll be sharing content from the sessions with you in the coming weeks. Here are some of the topics you can look forward to: A discussion of the new voluntary standards rolling out for teacher colleges, and what further steps are needed to boost the quality of both applicants and graduates; conversations with authors Elizabeth Green (Building a Better Teacher) and Dana Goldstein (The Teacher Wars); and workshops on using teacher-related data in reporting. I’m especially looking forward to hearing from from Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at MSU, talk about teaching across cultural differences. 

In the meantime, EWA has a wealth of resources on the teaching profession in our Topics Pages, from curriculum and instruction to workforce issues to evaluations. It’s also a great time to catch up with one of my favorite National Seminar videos: author and classroom teacher Roxana Elden on the Myth of the Super Teacher. 


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