Teachers Learning From Teachers: Dynamic Initiative Taps Into Educators’ Expertise

BRIEFLY The Teacher Practice Networks (TPN) initiative supports a vast national network of teacher leaders who mentor and coach their peers. Teacher leaders’ classroom experience gives them practical firsthand insights and empathy for the challenges that teachers...

CenterView: Learning Cycles — A Powerful Tool for Teacher-to-Teacher Professional Learning

At the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, we know that teacher leaders are well-positioned to influence positive instructional change in other teachers’ practices, and we now understand how teacher leaders can be even more impactful when equipped with...

Agile Differentiation: Accelerating School Improvement Through Smarter Capacity Development

During every education reform, people eventually start asking: “How long is this going to take?” The answer is typically: “It depends.” Years of implementing the California State Standards have taught us a few important things: For one, what “it” depends...

Voices from the Field — The Implementation Matrix in Action: Kris Stanga

A county of vastly diverse districts embraces the Matrix to solidify standards implementation efforts, especially in lagging English learners’ progress Who: Kris Stanga, Senior Director of District Support and Leadership, Santa Cruz County Office of Education Where:...

CenterView: Teacher Leadership Works — It Builds, Energizes, Sustains

Teacher leaders are an integral part of the solution to addressing the increasing demands placed on school administrators, retaining quality teachers, and providing meaningful professional learning. Teacher leaders — classroom teachers with expertise in instruction...

Advancing a Bright Future
for the Teaching Profession

Our Mission

The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning at WestEd advances teacher growth and innovation to improve student success, building a brighter future for all learners.

We Believe

At The Center we believe the key to unlocking student success is by growing teachers’ skill, knowledge, and voice, creating the conditions for them to thrive, and amplifying their great work.

Our Values

Equity

We strive for a future where public education meets the needs of all learners, especially the underserved.

INNOVATION

We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

RESPECT

We foster respect and regard for the teaching profession by amplifying the great work, talent, and knowledge around us.

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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.

Equity

We strive for a future where public education meets the needs of all learners, especially the underserved.

INNOVATION

We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

RESPECT

We foster respect and regard for the teaching profession by amplifying the great work, talent, and knowledge around us.

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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.

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