“Our students and teachers have been through three straight years of testing problems. TEA is hopeful that the state’s move to a new vendor and back to pencil and paper tests will keep this from becoming the fourth year of frustrations.”
Teachers are constantly looking for new ways to improve their practice and expand their professional skill set. One of the ways to grow as a professional is through the National Board Certification process. Since it is such a rigorous process, it is important to have strong National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to support candidates.
The training will provide participants with the following:
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TEA's Instructional Advocacy team has formed a new partnership with the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt to benefit all TEA members. The IRIS Center offers a wide variety of online resources and services to suit a diverse set of instructional needs and circumstances.
TEA President Barbara Gray made the following statement regarding TNReady:
“Tennessee teachers and students have lost countless hours of instruction time this school year preparing for the new TNReady assessment. The call to cancel this year’s test should have come more than two months ago when the first phase was such a disaster.”
TEA has received reports of false information concerning TEA’s involvement in decisions of the State Group Insurance Plan (SGIP) and proposed legislation affecting the plan. It is important for all members to know:
TEA President Barbara Gray issued the following statement in response to Gov. Haslam's proposal to give teachers flexibility on the use of TNReady scores in evaluations:
“TEA applauds Gov. Haslam on his proposal to give teachers the flexibility to not use TNReady test data in their 2015-16 evaluations. It is encouraging to see the governor listen to the widespread calls from educators, parents and local school boards for a one-year moratorium for TNReady data in teacher evaluations.”