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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CenterView: Putting a Lens on Teacher Practice — Video-Based Peer Coaching

Effective teachers frequently reflect on how to improve their practice: Did I scaffold the lesson well? Did I give students enough processing time? How can I help students connect these two key concepts? Video is a powerful tool for inquiry-based professional learning...
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CenterView: Common Core implementation in California — A Snapshot of Districts’ Progress

It’s been six years since California adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). District leaders have been busy building capacity and developing infrastructure to support effective CCSS implementation, while teachers have been working hard to implement...
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CenterView: California District Leaders on Common Core: Professional Learning Gaps Persist

Professional learning that targets specific areas of need – namely, support for K-12 teachers as curriculum developers, pedagogical knowledge for teaching English learners, and school leader training – is critical to addressing the challenges to content standards...
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CenterView: Mix It Up — Blended Strategies for High-Impact Professional Learning

Teachers desire high-impact professional learning that involves peer collaboration, problem solving and knowledge sharing. However, this type of professional learning isn’t always possible to maintain, especially for teachers who are isolated by geography or content...
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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.