Teachers Are the Center of Education
To salute the great work of teachers everywhere, the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center developed a project that would highlight the critical importance of teachers and recognize them as the center of education—an endeavor in which PDK International is proud to partner. The project is a series of reports that highlight the importance of including teachers' voices in discussions regarding education reform and celebrate the work that they do.
Teachers are the Center of Education: Profiles of Eight Teachers
In the first report, eight teachers from a diverse set of disciplines, locations, kinds of schools, and student populations are profiled. These stories demonstrate the incredible work that teachers do every day. The report includes a foreword by William Bushaw, PDK’s executive director. Read or print Teachers Are the Center of Education: Profiles of Eight Teachers now.
Teachers are the Center of Education: Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age
In the second report, the College Board, the National Writing Project, and PDK shine the spotlight on one aspect of teacher work: the revolutionary use of technology to teach writing skills. Nine teachers are highlighted. Read or print Teachers Are the Center of Education: Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age now.
Teacher Voices: Critical Issues in Student Learning and School Reform
This report is a podcast series. Each Teacher Voices podcast pairs a practicing classroom teacher and a dean or faculty member from a school of education to describe one of five issues important to their work in today’s classrooms—to talk about its importance and make policy recommendations. Topics include:
- Data, Testing, and Assessment
- Family and Community Engagement
- Teacher Mentoring
To listen to these podcasts, go to http://advocacy.collegeboard.org/teacher-voices.
Teacher Voices: Immigration, Language and Culture
This report, created in partnership with the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and the National Writing Project, provides an on-the-ground view of educating immigrant students and second language learners through the lens of six classroom teachers. The report highlights the strengths these students bring to our classrooms and country, the challenges that the teachers and students face, and clear recommendations on changes required to ensure that these students receive the education they need and deserve. Read or print Teacher Voices: Immigration, Language and Culture now.
Videos that feature each of the six profiled teachers are also available. Watch to learn more about the teachers and their thoughts on the issues and practices of working with ELL and immigrant students. Watch the videos now.