From Good to Great – NNSTOY’s newest report released!
Posted: Apr 25, 2014
From Good to Great: Exemplary Teachers Share Perspectives on Increasing Teacher Effectiveness Across the Career Continuum
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 30th, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY), in partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) at American Institutes for Research and five leading national organizations (see below) released its newest report From Good to Great: Exemplary Teachers Share Perspectives on Increasing Teacher Effectiveness Across the Career Continuum. To accompany the release of the report, CCSSO is hosting an event including a panel discussion made up of the researchers and State Teachers of the Year (STOY) who worked firsthand to compile and analyze the survey data used to develop the report.
From Good to Great is a significant accomplishment for NNSTOY, prompting the collaboration of seven renowned national organizations in order to produce a unique report focusing on teacher leadership. The report is a first-of-its-kind exploratory survey of over 300 National and State Teachers of the Year that analyzes the professional experiences and supports that these STOYs believe most influenced their growth and eventual excellence as a teacher. The report’s findings and data lend to NNSTOY’s mission of advancing the teaching profession through policy, practice, and advocacy by providing education leaders and policymakers with much needed insight into the professional experiences that help teachers move from good to great.
The seven contributing organizations include American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), National Education Association (NEA), Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research (GTL), and National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). Below many of the partners describe the distinct value that this survey of STOYs has in regards to their own vision, along with the role of teacher voice in advancing and transforming the profession.
“From Good to Great amplifies the voice of some of our nation’s most effective teachers as they reflect on and analyze the professional experiences and supports that contributed most to their growth into impactful teacher leaders. The report’s findings recognize that teacher preparation does not end with pre-service preparation, and offers the type of data that can be utilized by the professional community and policy-makers to inform teacher preparation reform. Our goal from here is to continue the conversation around what supports are needed in practice, to ensure high-quality educator preparation at various stages in teaching over time.” - Sharon P. Robinson, President & CEO, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
“From Good to Great casts a spotlight on what excellent teachers, themselves, have identified as the most beneficial supports and experiences in their professional growth - clinical partnerships and practice. It supports CAEP’s position – and CAEP Standard 2 - that clinical practice and partnerships are to be woven throughout teacher preparation and manifest systemically. This report has great potential to inform the field of education and ultimately strengthen P-12 student learning.” - Jim Cibulka, President, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
“For far too long, lessons that could be gleaned from the career paths of our best teachers have not entered discussions on teacher policy. This report, which reveals what kinds of training and support National and State Teachers of the Year found to be most valuable, will provide much needed insights into what we can do to ensure more of our teachers succeed.”- Katie Moyer, National Council on Teacher Quality
“For applied research to succeed in improving our greatest educational challenges, it must be useful for those living and implementing changes on the ground; collaborating with teachers in the design and carrying out of research about teachers is an important way to ensure it will be useful to them.” - Gina Burkhardt, Executive Vice President & Director, Education Program at the American Institutes for Research
“The release of the report, Good to Great: Exemplary Teachers Share Perspectives on Increasing Teacher Effectiveness Across the Career Continuum, is significant, not only in its findings, but in its inception. The idea that a group of exemplary teachers could enlist six other national organizations to join forces and agree to conduct a research study, is itself an important step forward for teacher leadership. Teacher leaders formulated the idea of this report, and were respected sufficiently by these national partners to engage together in funding and carrying out this important work.”- Katherine Bassett, CEO, NNSTOY
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