Presentation on theme: "California Teacher Advisory Council CalTAC California Council on Science & Technology Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning."— Presentation transcript:
California Teacher Advisory Council CalTAC California Council on Science & Technology Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning
The Teachers Voice What the principal requested. What the teacher wanted. What facilities installed. What the district architect planned. What the superintendent proposed. What the school board approved.
Educational Landscape Perfect Storm Brewing High expectations / diminishing resources Underprepared teachers in science & math Maldistribution Impending retirement bubble
KEY IDEAS Professional Development - key to teacher quality, teacher retention, and student learning Professional Development - should include teacher voice, be site based, and incorporate mentored research experience Maldistribution of fully-prepared teachers & resources K-5 absence of science of math Public & polical support - need to restore interest & excitement in science & mathematics Student Learning - balance knowledge, skills, inquiry
NEXT STEPS Backwards mapping - What outcomes are needed by business & research community? As proactive step toward addressing the needs of teacher professional development.
National TAC Initial meeting met & exceeded expectations CalTAC - consists of 1 NTAC member and 1 associate member Opportunity for collaborations - CalTAC provides vehicle for taking a national pulse & joint workshops
Teachers are the first responders in the crisis in education…. Ronald W. Cochran Laboratory Executive Officer Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory