The OECD TALIS Survey asked teachers and school leaders in 34 countries—including the United States—about the conditions that contribute to the learning environments in their schools, such as initial teacher education and professional development; what sort of appraisal and feedback teachers get; the school climate; school leadership; and teachers’ instructional beliefs and pedagogical practices. The findings give a peek into classrooms around the world and in the United States, and provide information about what supports effective teaching.
OECD and NCTAF will present the findings, and along with partners, lead a discussion about how teachers can use these data to help improve teaching and learning in the United States.
Featuring keynote speakers:
Andreas Schleicher, Director to the Directorate of Education and Skills at OECD
Linda Darling-Hammond, NCTAF Commissioner, SCOPE Faculty Director, and Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education
Donna Chiera, Chair of AFT Teacher Policy Council and President of AFT New Jersey State Federation
Deborah S. Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Segun Eubanks, Director of Teacher Quality, National Education Association
Christine Handy-Collins, Principal, Gaithersburg High School and 2006 Maryland Principal of the Year