With support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession formed the New Teacher Alliance in 2006. In collaboration with Washington State's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, seven school districts and two educational service districts committed to improve their practice in five areas of teacher induction: hiring, orientation, mentoring, professional development and assessment of teacher learning. Read more »
The writing shared in these two volumes is insightful, reflective, and thought-provoking. These teachers have made valuable contributions to our profession. Click on an image to view Teachers' Voices.
Allyson took part at last summer's CSTP writer's retreat. Attached is the article that came from her days of relfection.
Three weeks ago, 225 mentors and instructional coaches gathered at the Lynnwood Conference Center for three days of professional learning and networking. Sponsored by CSTP and OSPI, with funding Read more »
This group of mentors comes together once a month to share their challenges and build their skills.
"Mrs. G. I need your help NOW. I tried the science lesson and the kids just destroyed it!"
Without the quality teachers we hire and train, we wouldn't be seeing the improvement in student achievement scores we've had since 1994. Doesn't everyone on the committee - everybody in the distri Read more »
The three other classsrooms are just fine. Why is Sarah's classroom management not improving?
Regional Mentor Roundtables provide a continuing form of specialized professional development for instructional mentors, coaches, district staff developers, principals, university faculty and othe Read more »