I have been in Washington. DC for the past few days at the Teaching & Learning 2014 conference in our nation's Capitol.
When I stood at this podium, our meeting and session with policy makers had just ended. No audience occupied the opposite side of the podium. I began thinking, however, about the opportunity for positive change an educator could bring to a public office. Towards the end of the conference, we had the privilege to hear Angela McLean. Here is an article about Angela.
Below are some of the resources and knowledge from the conference sessions I attended.
Ralph Smith's Grade Level Reading Campaign
Myself, Deborah Ball, and colleague Dan Schaben after Deborah's outstanding presentation.
Deborah Ball on "Safe to Practice"
Linda Darling-Hammond's Getting Teacher Evaluation Right
Sarah Brown Wessling, featured on the site Teaching Channel, helping teachers connect with great instructional examples