Managing Schools to Improve Teacher Performance
Friday, May 10, 2013
8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
The conversation about how to improve American education has often taken on an increasingly confrontational tone. The caricature often presented in the press depicts data-obsessed reformers who believe in getting rid of low-performing teachers, standing off against unions who do not trust any teaching metric. One promising area that can potentially serve as a middle ground is developing classroom-tested, replicable, and scalable approaches to teacher training.
We focused on the challenges facing educators working in urban settings, guided by presentations from leading thinkers. Discussion topics ranged from in-the-classroom techniques for using feedback to increase student motivation, to larger design questions around how to convince the many constituencies involved to put change into practice, with the aspiration of finding and implementing ways of improving schools.
In this half-day meeting, we brought together leaders from a range of education-focused organizations to exchange ideas on how to best help teachers to improve student performance. View photos from the event.
Executive directors who would like to attend future Social Enterprise Leadership Forums can contact [email protected].
Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and Introductions
Can We Identify Effective Teachers?
11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Designing Student Feedback
Training the Next Generation of Teachers
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