If you represent an organization that would like to discuss a potential partnership, please contact Katherine Bassett at [email protected].
Currently, we are engaged in partnering efforts with the following organizations:
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning. NNSTOY is working with AACTE, AIR, CAEP, CCSSO, NCTQ, and NEA to survey State Teachers of the Year in regard to the experiences throughout their careers that impacted their classroom practice.
AFT is partnering with NNSTOY and the Hunt Institute in developing content four special episodes of The Ignite Show that provide teachers, school administrators, parents, and other with a deeper understanding of Common Core State Standards implementation. In addition, AFT is assisting us in our continuums work.
NNSTOY is working with Blackboard to utilize the Collaborate platform in delivering Webinars on education policy and education practice. We will utilize Collaborate in other ways as well, including as virtual communities for post-conference conversations and for the work of our Board of Directors.
The Center for Educator Effectiveness at Pearson focuses on three areas: educator career paths, digital technologies, and providing educators with useful feedback. They are leading several studies engaging NNSTOY and its teacher-researchers as a partner. These studies include examining impact of tiered evaluation, continuums of professional practice, and a study led by Digital Promise in looking at impact on teachers and students of using digital learning tools.
Clowder Consulting, a firm that provides psychometric services around educator evaluation, is working with NNSTOY and a group of partners to study the impact of tiered evaluation on schools, staff, and students.
CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. NNSTOY is working with AACTE, AIR, CAEP, CCSSO, NCTQ, and NEA to survey State Teachers of the Year in regard to the experiences throughout their careers that impacted their classroom practice.
CCSSO represents the state superintendents of education in every state and is the home of the National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) program, which oversees the year of recognition for all State Teachers of the Year (STOY). NNSTOY is the professional home for these STOYs after the year of recognition, providing avenues for STOYs to use the skills learned through the guidance of CCSSO. NNSTOY works closely with CCSSO in all facets of our work. In addition, CCSSO is a partner in the research previously described study to survey STOYs as to experiences that contributed to their classroom expertise.
NNSTOY is a Core Partner for the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Digital Learning Day. We will participate in planning, outreach, development, and dissemination for the event celebrating the creativity and innovation of America’s teachers, principals, and administrators.
The study first identifies and categorizes specific teacher behaviors in digital classrooms and then evaluates the relation between that instructional behavior and student outcomes. Essentially, how is technology changing instruction and does that new form of instruction help students learn?
NNSTOY joins Digital Promise and the Research Innovation Network at Pearson, in conducting a study, “Teaching in a Digital Age,” that examines how technology is changing instruction and whether technology-enabled forms of teacher practice help students learn.This is a multi-stage study; the first phase, identifying key themes emerging in digitally rich classrooms, is complete, and the second phase, collecting quantitative data based on those themes, began this fall.
The Dollywood Foundation is the organizational body whose main focus is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that instills the love of learning and reading in children from the earliest age possible. The Foundation recognizes one State Teacher of the Year (STOY), or an educator nominated by a STOY, annually with its Chasing Rainbows Award, given to a teacher who has overcome hardship to succeed as a teacher.
Nonprofit ETS advances quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. NNSTOY is partnering with ETS in a variety of ways. Working with ETS's Research Division, we are supporting a partnership between ETS and Lehmann College in New York City by providing teacher leaders to facilitate Facebook and Webinar conversations.
We are also working with the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success in R&D on a program of research that involves case studies and surveys to better understand teacher leader opportunities - and lack thereof - to service the profession at the highest level while staying in the classroom.
The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) is dedicated to supporting state education leaders in their efforts to grow, respect, and retain great teachers and leaders for all students. Based at American Institutes for Research, one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research organizations, the GTL Center is leading a survey study with NNSTOY to survey State Teachers of the Year in regard to the experiences throughout their careers that impacted their classroom practice.
Hope Street Group is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. Founded in 2003 by a small group of young entrepreneurs, they work collaboratively to strengthen the three top drivers of economic opportunity in America: education, health and jobs/workforce. Specifically, in education, Hope Street Group and NNSTOY are partnering to train teachers as teacher leaders, working with cadres of teachers in specific states to build upon their skills in the classroom by immersing them in policy and advocacy.
HumRRO is an industry leader in developing best-practice solutions exclusively for each client. NNSTOY is working with HumRRO and a group of partners to study the impact of tiered evaluation on schools, staff, and students.
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Today, KDP has 634 collegiate and professional chapters and more than 40,000 members. As the Society enters its second century, its membership continues to reflect a diverse and dynamic community of educators, from teacher education students and higher education faculty members to practicing professionals and retired educators.
NNSTOY is working with KDP and a group of other organizations to explore ways in which to call attention to the professionalization of teaching, recruiting and retaining excellent educators.
The Lowell Milken Center discovers, develops and communicates the stories of unsung heroes who have made a profound and positive difference on the course of history. Through student-driven project-based learning, people throughout America and the world learn that each of us has the responsibility and the power to take actions that “repair the world” by improving the lives of others.
The Center and NNSTOY collabora te on the Lowell Milken Center Fellows program. This prestigious award, the Fellowship, has been presented to five members of NNSTOY over the last two years. Teaching ideas from NNSTOY members also benefits the Center.
NNSTOY is collaborating with Microsoft on several projects. These include one in which NNSTOY will utilize Microsoft 365 as the platform for our Virtual Circles, to launch by the end of 2013. NNSTOY members will be able to utilize Microsoft 365 for Outlook email, and will be able to access other features as well. We are pursuing other partnering efforts around training STOYs to use a suite of free education products produced by Microsoft.
NCTQ advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers. NNSTOY is working with AACTE, AIR, CAEP, CCSSO, NCTQ, and NEA to survey State Teachers of the Year in regard to the experiences throughout their careers that impacted their classroom practice.
NEA is partnering with NNSTOY and the Hunt Institute in developing content four special episodes of The Ignite Show that provide teachers, school administrators, parents, and other with a deeper understanding of Common Core State Standards implementation. NEA is also partnering with NNSTOY on the survey study of STOYs and a project to build a portfolio to measure teacher leadership skills.
Public Impact's mission is to dramatically improve learning outcomes for all children in the U.S., with a special focus on students who are not served well. The staff at Public Impact share NNSTOY's interest in examining alternative staffing structures and continuums of professional practice in teaching. We are collaborating on a research study examining what these structures could look like for teaching.
NNSTOY and Teachscape are partnering on an initiative to videotape State Teachers of the Year (STOYs) in the classroom as exemplars for use in the training of scorers within the Teachscape system for schools using the Danielson observation framework. In addition, Teachscape will also collect video of STOYs talking about their experiences in policy, practice, or advocacy, for NNSTOY’s use.
NNSTOY is engaged in a project to produce video exemplars of teaching to the Common Core State Standards, with examples of classroom practice, student discussion of learning with the Common Core and policy makers providing information about the standards. We are doing this work in collaboration with Teachers Ignite (TI), The Hunt Institute (Hunt), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). These videos will launch in the Fall of 2013 and will be accompanied by resource guides and other supports to help teachers in implementing the standards.
Teachers-Teachers is a free service designed to help educators find new and exciting teaching jobs, administrative jobs and other related service positions. NNSTOY is proud to partner with Teachers-Teachers to help the country’s best teachers find the most rewarding employment opportunities. Teachers can use Teachers-Teachers, at no cost, to find employment opportunities at school systems nationwide.
NNSTOY is working with the University of Phoenix, School of Education, to develop training modules for STOYs as virtual facilitators of our Virtual Circles project. The University of Phoenix, with its extensive experience in development of online training, is creating training for NNSTOY so that our STOYs will have the needed skills to virtually facilitate learning communities.