December 28, 2011 – As Tom Vander Ark suggests in this Huffington Post article, the top benefit of digital learning for low-income students will be to give every student access to great teachers in every subject. He cites Public Impact’s initiative and strategies for extending the reach of great teachers.
December 14, 2011 – This post at Education Next announces Public Impact’s release of school models for extending the reach of excellent teacher to more students, for more pay, within budget, and the search for five major sites to tailor and implement these and similar school models that put excellent teachers in charge of more children’s learning.
November 21, 2011 – Public Impact’s co-director Emily Ayscue Hassel is named one of 21 teacher leaders in the inaugural class of the Aspen Teacher Leader Fellows program. This fellowship “is designed to cultivate and support a cohort of teacher leaders – including classroom teachers as well as union leaders and other advocates – who are working to strengthen and improve the profession of teaching and the educational outcomes of America’s K-12 students”. Read the announcement here.
Moving Toward a Highly Paid, High-Impact Profession
This two-page report speaks directly to excellent teachers and those aspiring to excellence to introduce the concepts of an Opportunity Culture and its benefits for teachers and staff, explaining why they should advocate for new school models and policies that support an Opportunity Culture. A related slide presentation for school and district leaders, with speaker notes or without, helps them explain what teaching and learning could look like in an Opportunity Culture.
More Pay & Time to Collaborate, Lead, Reach More Students
Teachers: If you are an excellent teacher or one who aspires to excellence, this two-page report explains how schools can use redesigned jobs and career paths to help you stay enthusiastic about teaching, reach more students, and lead your peers, for more pay. With input from teachers and other experts, Public Impact has published numerous school models that offer different possibilities for time use and role flexibility, making the best use of great teachers’ valuable time and returning the respect you deserve by paying more for reaching more students with excellence.