Joanne Weiss, former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and NCEE Board of Trustees member, discusses how states are working to align their instructional systems. An independent education consultant, Weiss currently works with states involved in the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Instructional Materials and Professional Development (IMPD) Network to increase the use of standards-aligned, high-quality instructional materials by teachers in every classroom and ensure that professional learning is wrapped around these materials.
Peggy Brookins, President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), discusses the current state of the profession, building and promoting an evidence-informed learning profession, and priority areas of action to advance the profession – all in the interest of deeper and broader student learning.
Rebecca Winthrop, senior fellow and director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, discusses her recent book, Leapfrogging Inequality. In it, Winthrop and her co-researchers chart a new path for global education by examining the possibility of leapfrogging—harnessing innovation to rapidly accelerate educational progress—to ensure that all young people develop the skills they need for a fast-changing world.
Vicky Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer at the National Geographic Society, discusses the Society’s evolving education strategy and programs focused on transforming the classroom experience for millions of students and educators — inspiring generations of planetary stewards — to help advance one of the Society’s most important goals: a planet in balance.
Vivien Stewart, senior advisor for education at the Asia Society and a member of the NCEE Board of Trustees, discusses how the demands on teaching are growing every year. A few select countries have managed to recruit and maintain a high-quality, stable teaching force that can rise to the challenges of modern-day teaching. Drawing on her experience with the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, Stewart outlines the strategies these systems have used to create, over time, an end-to-end system of teacher recruitment, preparation and support.
Maureen McLaughlin, senior advisor to the secretary of education and director of international affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, discusses the department of education’s first international strategy, Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement and its update, which is designed to simultaneously strengthen U.S. education and advance U.S. international priorities.