Micro-credentials (MCs) could change the “check-the-box” culture of teacher professional learning. The North Carolina Partnership for Micro-credentials, with support from digiLEARN and New America, is producing policy recommendations for how MCs can improve how NC teachers are developed and rewarded.
Access to a Well-Credentialed, Effective, and Diverse Teacher Workforce in North Carolina
Authored by: Kevin Bastian
Teaching for the Long Haul: Professionalizing Career Pathways for North Carolina Teachers
A Closer Look at Three Advanced Teaching Roles Pilot Districts
Authored by: Dr. Callie Edwards, Laura Rosof and Dr. Trip Stallings
Hill Learning Center, in partnership with The Barksdale Reading Institute, The Reading League, The Right to Read Project and The Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools, rapidly developed a 4-week professional development series on the Science of Reading for incoming TFA corps members, most of whom had minimal experience in teaching or the evidenced-based practices of explicit reading instruction.
In 2019, BEST NC in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction and TEACH.org launched TeachNC, a digital recruitment platform, that cultivates and converts teaching candidates and streamlines the hiring process.
Sound Basic Education for All: An Action Plan for North Carolina
Authored by: WestEd
UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education is breaking down the silos of professionals working to prepare teachers: the faculty who teach courses, the supervisors of student teachers, and the clinical educators who take student teachers into their classrooms just before they become full time teachers.
State Policies to Improve Teacher Preparation
Article published on sreb.org
Authored by: SREB
The Power of Place: Assessing Whether Novice Teachers Benefit from Similarities in In-Service and Student Teaching Schools
Authored by: Kevin Bastian and Kristina Patterson
From 2017-2020, a partnership amongst New Leaders, Public Impact, and the Northeast Leadership Academy will lead an effort to help Edgecombe County Public Schools and Vance County Schools to create teacher-leader roles. Ultimately, excellent teachers have responsibility for more students by leading teams of peers.