OVAE Connection - Supplement for Issue 151 - May 24, 2013

OVAE Connection

                                                    May 24, 2013 - Issue 151, Supplement Announcement

Kick-Off Webinar for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

We are pleased to announce the kick-off webinar for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), taking place on Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The mission of the center is to advance states' efforts to grow, respect, and retain great teachers and leaders for all students. It is working to increase both regional center and state education agency capacity for improving educators’ quality by addressing states' pressing needs through thoughtful, responsive technical assistance. OVAE has invested Perkins Career and Technical Education Act funds in the center, which is co-funded with the Department’s offices of Elementary and Secondary Education and Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

In this webinar, Thoughtful Partners, Responsive Support, you will discover ways to access the center's technical assistance services and tour its website. You also will learn about the new tools and resources to be released in the coming year, including:

  • Following the Roadmap: A four-part professional learning module series on designing comprehensive teacher evaluation systems.
  • Innovation Station: A central online location for cutting-edge information, tools, and resources for recruiting, rewarding, retaining, and extending the reach of effective teachers and leaders.
  • Great Teachers and Leaders for All Learners Blog: An online conversation to share ideas and research about innovation and action in the equitable distribution of effective educators, and to provide examples of such innovations and actions.  

Register here for the webinar. If you have questions about the webinar or need assistance, please contact Whitney Grays at wgrays@air.org.