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The TeacherSolutions 2030 team’s book is available for pre-order on Amazon! Teaching 2030 – What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools… Now and in the Future will be published by Teachers College Press in January 2011. I am so excited to see our wonderful project (of more than two years now) make its public debut. Read more about our work:
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. 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.
The TeacherSolutions 2030 Team
Barnett Berry is founder and president of the Center for Teaching Quality, based in North Carolina–a nonprofit that seeks to dramatically improve student achievement nationwide by conducting timely research, crafting smart policy, and cultivating teacher leadership. The TeacherSolutions 2030 Team includes Jennifer Barnett (Alabama); Kilian Betlach (California); Shannon C’de Baca (Iowa); Susie Highley (Indiana); John M. Holland (Virginia); Carrie J. Kamm (Illinois); Renee Moore (Mississippi); Cindi Rigsbee (North Carolina); Ariel Sacks (New York); Emily Vickery (Florida); Jose Vilson (New York); Laurie Wasserman (Massachusetts).
I look forward to blogging (here and on our Future of Teaching blog) about my role in this work in the coming months!