No Teacher Left Behind Act

Education

How would you suggest we as a nation, provide consistent learning opportunities for teachers and ensure that they are not left behind in learning new techniques and strategies?

Under the No Child Left Behind Act, teachers must have a Bachelor's degree and must pass a test in core curriculum. I feel teachers should be required to take so many hours a year of refresher training. There should be educational workshops and seminars that the teachers can attend.

Should all teachers across the country use certain practices? If so, what would those be?

All teachers across the country should use certain practices. Every teacher needs to have great communication skills, balanced curriculum, and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students. Teachers must be able to create curriculums that help students find relevance in what they are learning and help students set goals and develop personal skills. Teachers should follow the NETS-T guidelines.

Should there be a consistent standard for all teachers to meet, just as students must pass high stakes tests? If so, what would be the standard?

Teachers must meet the standards by facilitating and inspiring student learning by being creative. Teachers must be able to design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments. Teachers must be able to model digital age work and learning. Teachers must be able to promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility, engage in professional growth and leadership (ISTE, 2015).

Share your thoughts on How well teachers are being prepared to master the ISTE Standards for Teachers Standards in their classroom?

ISTE Standards is part of the curriculum. The NETS-T guidelines must be carried out and make sure they are implemented in all schools.

References

Newman, R. (2013). Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE Standards Teachers. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/20-14_ISTE_Standards-T_PDF.pdf