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Capitol Hill Briefing: Addressing Equity in Teaching Through Professional Learning

October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Noon – 1:30 pm ET

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Watch the livestream below.

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All of America’s teachers need access to high-quality professional learning and support to address students’ cultural contexts, social emotional development and an ability to engage with demanding academic content. All too often, the teachers of the students who need the most support are in schools with the most limited resources for professional learning. We can turn the tide by providing ongoing, collaborative and job-embedded professional learning for all teachers and leaders.

Hear from the field about the challenges schools and districts are facing, how they have intervened with professional learning and what the impact has been. Specifically, this panel will focus on how Title II-A supported initiatives are making a difference in recruiting and retaining teachers and leaders and increasing student achievement.

Denise Glyn Borders, Executive Director, Learning Forward

Panelists include:
Beth Albert, Executive Director, Professional Development and Student Achievement, Norman Public Schools, Oklahoma
Scott Feder, Superintendent, South Brunswick School District, New Jersey
Paul Katnik, Assistant Commissioner, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Barbara Patterson Oden, Professional Development Supervisor, Suffolk Public Schools, Virginia
Leigh Wall, Superintendent of Schools, Santa Fe Independent School District, Texas and President, Learning Forward (moderator)

If you are going to be in the Washington DC area and would like to attend in person, please RSVP here by October 4 to reserve your seat and lunch.

This event made possible with support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

*Thank you to Chair DeLauro for securing our room and coordinating logistics.

Learning Forward is a nonprofit, international membership association of learning educators committed to one vision in K–12 education: Excellent teaching and learning every day. To realize that vision Learning Forward pursues its mission to build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. Information about membership, services, and products is available from www.learningforward.org.


October 10, 2019
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