Social Enterprise Leadership Forum:
Managing Schools to Improve Teacher Performance
Friday, May 10, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Columbia University
Attendance at this forum is by invitation only.
The conversation about how to improve American education has often taken on an increasingly confrontational tone. The caricature often presented in the press depicts hard-driving, data-obsessed reformers — who believe the solution is getting rid of low-performing teachers — standing off against unions — who do not trust any teaching metric, and care more about their jobs than the children they are supposed to be educating. One promising area that can potentially serve as a middle ground is a greater focus on the developing classroom-tested, replicable, and scalable approaches to teacher training that make the educators we already have perform better.
In this half-day meeting, we will bring together leaders from a range of education-focused organizations to exchange ideas on how to best help teachers to improve student performance. We will focus the conversation on the challenges facing educators working in urban settings, guided by presentations from leading thinkers from academia and pratice. Discussion topics will range from in-the-classroom techniques for using feed back to increase student motivation, to larger design questions around how to convince the many constituencies involved — teachers, administrators and others — to put change into practice, with the aspiration of finding and implementing effective ways of improving schools at the local, state and national levels.
Welcome and Introduction
Can we identify effective teachers?
|10:30–11:00 a.m.||Coffee Break
|11:00 –12:00 p.m.||
Designing student feedback
Training the Next Generation of Teachers
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