Monday, January 17, 2011

Live Interview on Thursday, Jan. 20 - Barnet Berry on Teaching 2030

Join me Thursday, January 20th, for a live and interactive webinar with Barnett Berry on new book, Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future.  "In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation's underperforming schools, the voices of America's best teachers are seldom heard. Now for the first time, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America's most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a 21st-century teaching profession to bring expert pedagogical know-how and fresh and provocative policy ideas to the national school reform debate."

Date: Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page

Barnett Berry is the founder and President of the Center for Teaching Quality, Inc., based in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Created in 1999, CTQ, seeks to dramatically increase student achievement across America by advancing teaching as a 21st-century, results oriented profession.

A former high school teacher, has worked as a social scientist at the RAND Corporation, served as a senior executive with the South Carolina State Department of Education, and directed an education policy center while he was a professor at the University of South Carolina. Barnett has authored numerous academic reports and publications and many articles for the popular education press (see selected works below). He frequently serves in an advisory capacity to organizations committed to teaching quality, equity and social justice in America's schools.

Meredith, Barnett’s wife of 34 years, is a special education teacher in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. They are the proud parents of Joseph, a community organizer for the Working Families Party (New York City), and Evan, who is now pursuing a passionate interest in sustainable agriculture in Olympia, Washington.

Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future"The authors of Teaching 2030 together they identify four emergent realities that will shape the learning experience of children born in the New Millennium -- and propose six levers of change that can ignite a bright future for our nation's students by ensuring they all have access to excellent teaching. To create the public schools all students deserve, today and tomorrow, the authors call on policymakers and the public to work with teachers in creating a dynamic and flexible learning environment for students and teachers, and powerful new ways to define and measure school success; transforming public education through digital technologies while reinventing brick and mortar school buildings into 24/7 hubs of community support for students and families; re-imagining teaching as a well-compensated career with many pathways, assuring that every child has qualified and effective teachers and that teaching expertise is constantly spread, in and out cyberspace; establishing a new leadership force of 600,000 teacherpreneurs -- classroom experts who continue to teach students regularly while also serving as teacher educators, policy researchers, community organizers, and trustees of their profession.

"Teaching 2030 provides a refreshing, grounded, and lively examination of what we need to know and do in order to ensure that every public school student in America has access to qualified, caring, and effective teachers."

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