Improving California’s Teacher Data System to Better Inform Decisions

This knowledge brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about new research findings on key state policy topics. It summarizes recent findings on improving the access to, and the use of, teacher workforce data in California,...

What California Teachers are Saying About Their Instructional Materials for English Learner Students

This knowledge brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about new research findings on key state policy topics. It summarizes California information from a nationwide teacher survey on teachers’ beliefs about and practices...

Expanding California Districts’ Curriculum-Focused Professional Learning

This knowledge brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about new research findings on key state policy topics. This brief summarizes recent findings on effective teacher professional learning. By Reino Makkonen & Joy...

CenterView: How Protocols Empower Teacher Leaders to Lead and Teachers to Teach

Throughout the five-year Teacher Practice Networks initiative, teacher leaders have developed and demonstrated new leadership skills to help peers engage in reflective professional learning focused on improving instruction. Using a tool, such as a protocol, in...

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...

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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