Evaluating and training teachers

Finding the Link: Teacher Evaluation and Professional Development starts tomorrow morning in Washington, D.C. as a panel discussion featuring:

Jamie Fasteau, K–12 Education Policy Team Lead for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
Scott Thompson, IMPACT, the new teacher evaluation system for the Washington, D.C., public schools
Brad Jupp, senior program adviser for teacher quality initiatives, U.S. Department of Education
Jen Mulhern, The New Teacher Project, who worked with New Haven on their new evaluation system
Elena Silva, senior policy analyst, Education Sector (moderator)

Register to come in person from 9:30 to 11 am, Resources and Conservation Center, 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

While the live panel discusses strategies to link teacher evaluation and development, a group of teacher-bloggers will react to the panel, ask the first questions and post their reflections on their own blogs and on The Quick and the Ed.

Wookie Kim teaches English at the secondary level in the District of Columbia Public Schools. He is also a first-year Teach for America D.C. region corps member. He reflects on his experience as a D.C. educator on his blog, ABCDE.

Dina Strasser teaches seventh-grade English in upstate New York. The former Fulbright scholar has been an educator for 11 years, spending eight of those years teaching English as a Second Language at all levels of education. She blogs at The Line.

Tom White has taught third grade in suburban Seattle for 26 years. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and blogs at Stories from School, which is sponsored by The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession.

Ann-Bailey Lipsett teaches at an extremely diverse public elementary school in suburban Washington. She blogs at Organized Chaos.

Education will be live-tweeting the event at @EducationSector, using the hashtag #ESTeach.

Follow the live-blogging of  Tom White and comment.

Yes, it sounds complicated. I admire Ed Sector’s initiative.

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