With study after study pointing to the powerful effects of qualified teachers and quality teaching on student achievement, it is clear that any effective vision for education’s future must focus on access for all students to excellent teaching. Bookshelves are filled with research reports and think tank policy tomes brimming with often conflicting prescriptions for this country’s teaching crisis. But they are often distant from the reality of today’s schools. TeacherSolutions 2030 closes this distance and capitalizes on teachers’ understanding of their classrooms and the clarity of their voice to craft a powerful, innovative vision that articulates a portrait of education in the year 2030.
With the generous support of the MetLife Foundation, a diverse team of twelve teacher leaders will intensively study the teaching profession and the challenges it must address in the 21st century. Throughout 2008 and 2009, the TeacherSolutions 2030 team will engage the expertise of their colleagues in the Teacher Leaders Network along with futurists, researchers, and reformers, while building on real successes already occurring in dynamic classrooms across the nation and the globe.
The educational landscape is rapidly changing, and the TeacherSolutions 2030 team is poised to shape it with their deep understanding and practical knowledge on issues ranging from 21st century skills to teacher preparation and retention to professional compensation and teacher leadership. CTQ President and co-founder of the Teacher Leaders Network, Barnett Berry, will collaborate with the TeacherSolutions team in the culminating vision of the project — a unique, collaboratively authored and multimedia-supported book, slated for publication by Teacher College Press in 2010. A range of multimedia products will accompany the book to disseminate the team’s essential vision to policymakers, practitioners, and the public.
The TeacherSolutions 2030 Team:
- Jennifer Barnett, Talladega County, AL
- Kilian Betlach, Oakland, CA
- Shannon C de Baca, Iowa Learning Online
- Susie Highley, Indianapolis, IN
- John Holland, Richmond, VA
- Carrie Jenkins Kamm, Chicago, IL
- Renee Moore, Moorhead, MS
- Cindi Rigsbee, Orange County, NC
- Ariel Sacks, Brooklyn, NY
- Emily Vickery, Montgomery, AL
- Jose Vilson, New York, NY
- Laurie Wasserman, Medford, MA
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