California teachers feel more power and influence than peers in other states, survey finds

John Fensterwald, EdSource California teachers, more than peers in other states, feel empowered to voice their opinions and say they have influence over decisions and policies in their schools. In increasing numbers, they say they are satisfied with the instructional...
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California Standards Implementation: What Educators Are Saying

Since 2015, with sponsorship from the California State Board of Education, WestEd has reported on surveys and focus groups with California educators about current implementation of the state’s English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards and associated...
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CenterView: Teachers Leading the Way — Teacher-to-Teacher Professional Learning

Teacher leaders are positioned to help other teachers reflect on their practice, try new pedagogical approaches, and work through instruction-related struggles — ultimately, leading to a change in instructional practice. In order to be effective in their new...
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CenterView: Forging Partnerships — A Model for Teacher Leadership Development

In the current landscape of rigorous standards implementation, teacher leadership is gaining increased attention and interest as a school improvement practice. Moreover, the Every Student Succeeds Act calls out teacher leadership as an intervention strategy. How can...
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CenterView: Increasing District Capacity to Implement the Common Core — It Begins With a Partnership

California school districts have been given significant flexibility in how best to support teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards. This flexibility, in a state with vastly differing local and regional contexts, has resulted in a wide variety of...
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Advancing a Bright Future
for the Teaching Profession

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.