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Lisa Watts

Executive Director
lwatts@teachplus.org

Memphis Staff

ASSESSMENT ADVISOR
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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.
MUST READS

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010

 

Memphis Programs

In Memphis, teachers can take advantage of:

File: NetworkLogo.png The Teach Plus Network is a rapidly growing national movement of teachers who want to: connect with highly-motivated peers and national and local policy leaders, learn about innovative policies to empower effective teachers, and be a voice for change within the teaching profession.  The Teach Plus Network began in Memphis in October 2010 and has engaged over 200 teachers.  Guest speakers have included: TN Evaluation Advisory Committee and MCS Board Commissioner Tomeka Hart, TEI Coordinator of Evaluation and Tenure Carla Franklin and Teach Plus CEO/Founder Celine Coggins.  Read more about past events here
File: teachingpolicyfellowslogo.png This highly selective program is for teachers who are interested learning how to advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers. The 2012 Memphis Teaching Policy Fellows cohort is made up of twenty-one top teacher leaders from urban schools in Memphis City Schools, including district and charter schools.  Read their bios here.