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  • Teaching Matters | Teaching Matters | Teaching Matters
    and only 6 of the non profits they evaluate have five year four star track records Read More Rallying for a Stronger Teaching Profession Teaching Matters supports the platform of TeachStrong a new collaborative initiative that is pressing to modernize and elevate the teaching profession Read More Poverty and Education Holistic Solutions Many thanks to Richard Buery Kamar Samuels and our own Lynette Guastaferro for a frank discussion about poverty s impact on education Read More Why Teacher Leadership Matters Teacher leadership is a high leverage way of improving schools We re fully on board along with the front line teachers who are central to the process Read More Points of Practice Spring 2015 Issue Teacher leadership s fundamental shift in how schools and networks of practitioners learn and improve Read More Because Students Matter A better learning experience delivered through the most effective teaching possible can spell success Every dollar you give helps us develop and implement our school based teacher effectiveness programs Your support is vital to continuing our important work Read More 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Learn More Our focus for the past seven years has been measurably and sustainably increasing teacher effectiveness Find

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  • About Us | Teaching Matters
    the most critical factors in student success Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school wide improvement We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom Our Impact Over the course of nearly two decades we have partnered with more than half of New York City s 1 750 plus public schools During the past year we provided in depth programming to approximately 1 600 teachers reaching 23 000 students in over 100 schools the majority in underserved areas An independent researcher validated our approach and found that our pairing of an excellent curriculum with coaching and teamwork produced success In schools with populations of greater than 80 poverty rates students who were taught by teachers in our program achieved statistically significant and meaningful increases in writing performance and critical thinking skills Learn More Teaching Matters values Our core values fuel our commitment to student success and are evident in all aspects of what we do from how we ve designed our services to the way we approach each day of work Partnership We collaborate with educators in pursuit of student success Our partnerships are a dynamic exchange of ideas and we invest deeply in every one of the relationships we have with teachers and administrators Accountability We share ownership of student outcomes with the educators we support and we persist until there s real measurable improvement in teacher effectiveness Pragmatism When it comes to addressing educational inequality there s no single problem or single answer As practitioners working in the classroom with educators we take a balanced approach with practical solutions that account for each school s unique needs

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  • Donate to Teaching Matters | Teaching Matters
    learning gaps while helping students reach their learning goals Your donation will help us continue our work with schools where there s the greatest need to make a difference Your First Name Your Last Name Your Email Your Phone Yes I would like to support Teaching Matters Please select 5 000 1 000 500 150 100 50 Other Donation Amount Payment Information Name on Card Card Number Code Month Year

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  • Contact | Teaching Matters
    building south of Riverside Church tall building across from Riverside church Please use the 61 Claremont entrance and get a visitor s pass from the front desk Get Directions from Google By Subway Take the 2 or 3 train to West 96th Street Transfer to the 1 train uptown Exit at 116th Walk up Broadway to 120th Street and turn left Teaching Matters offices are on the next block at 120th and Claremont Avenue By Car Take the West Side Highway to the 125th Street exit Take Broadway to 120th St then right one block to Claremont Avenue From Queens Take the Triboro Bridge to Manhattan Follow the signs for the FDR Drive and exit at 125th Street Drive west across town on 125th Street to Broadway and turn right on 120th St Go one block further west to Claremont Parking There are two parking garages nearby One is in Riverside Church entrance on 120th Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Ave and the other is on 122nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Free parking is available on Riverside Drive but spaces fill by 8 30 am Six hour parking meters may be found along Broadway Contact Us For More

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  • Our Services | Teaching Matters
    all across the country Professor Linda Darling Hammond Teacher Leadership Matters Our flagship program is Teacher Leadership Matters Resting upon teacher teams called Professional Learning Communities PLCs we work with school leadership to identify the most effective teachers in the building and then we help them develop their own skills and lead their peers in school wide improvement Find out more Writing Matters Writing Matters is grounded in best practice in writing instruction Our content was developed in collaboration with nationally recognized author educators including Heather Lattimer and Georgia Heard bringing best practice to life in the form of lessons and activities enhanced by 21st century tools Find out more Literacy Matters Literacy Matters provides research based effective coaching targeted to the unique needs of your school Teaching Matters Literacy Coaches lead teachers to improve the teaching and learning of reading and writing through targeted support in curriculum assessment instruction and collaborative inquiry Find out more Assessment Matters Teaching Matters coaches support leaders and teachers in establishing school wide systems for standards based data tracking using an innovative standards based mastery tracking platform MasteryConnect Find out more Early Reading Matters Teaching Matters early literacy coaches provide teachers with targeted support

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  • Leading for Impact | Teaching Matters | Teaching Matters
    and the model that you re setting for people all across the country Professor Linda Darling Hammond We developed Teacher Leadership Matters to answer today s growing demand for improved teacher performance and measurable student progress Outcome oriented professional learning develops the competencies critical for teacher leaders to run high functioning teams Teacher leaders will learn how to build a team culture of trust and honesty establish consistent expectations for students through common assessments and curriculum guide peers to make decisions based in evidence and strengthen colleagues instructional expertise School leaders will learn how to establish school wide systems for effective collaboration and distributed leadership in order to sustainably improve teaching and learning across the school Measurable Outcomes High functioning teacher teams engaged in instructional improvement QR 4 2 Teacher Leaders who are micro credentialed for exhibiting competencies aligned with nationally recognized Teacher Leader Model Standards Principals Get Support in establishing school wide practices for effective collaboration An evidence based system for leveraging talent to improve the effectiveness of all teachers and make teacher leader expectations transparent Final impact report of competencies teacher leaders have exhibited Teacher Leaders Get Leading Teacher Teams institute School based teacher leader workshops Access to

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  • Writing Matters | Teaching Matters | Teaching Matters
    intellect will be judged in school in work and in the community Original content and interactive technology help students develop their writing skills as they generate ideas organize compose revise and publish their work online Teaching Matters literacy coaches support teachers in implementing process based writing aligned to the expectations of the Common Core Teachers learn how to execute research based writing strategies critically analyze student writing track writing progress over time and collaborate to continuously improve their practice Measurable Outcomes Implementation of Common Core aligned writing curriculum QR 1 1 Common writing assessments that inform instruction QR 2 2 Research based effective writing instruction QR 1 2 Improved student writing as measured by Common Core aligned Writing Matters rubrics Principals Get Seven units of study for meeting the requirements of the CCLS in writing that can be shared across your school An assessment tracker for monitoring student writing progress Mentoring in how to support effective writing instruction Final impact report Teachers Get Unit and lesson plans that include differentiated strategies common assessments and rubrics An online classroom Institutes on genre specific writing and leading teacher teams Job embedded coaching from a Literacy Coach Learn More Demo the Writing Matters

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  • Literacy Matters | Teaching Matters
    other time in human history Richard Vaca author of Content Area Reading Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum Teaching Matters Literacy Coaches lead teachers to improve the teaching and learning of reading and writing through targeted support in curriculum assessment instruction and collaborative inquiry Teachers will learn how to establish standards based common curricula and assessments execute effective lessons that exemplify Common Core instructional shifts and collaboratively refine their instruction based on data analysis They will engage students in closely analyzing and discussing complex texts in using evidence to support argumentative writing and in developing academic vocabulary As an important element we also build the capacity of your literacy teacher leaders to sustain this work Measurable Outcomes Research based effective literacy instruction QR 1 2 Implementation of Common Core aligned curriculum QR 1 1 Common assessments that inform instruction QR 2 2 High functioning teams engaged in collaborative inquiry practices QR 4 2 Improved student learning as measured by common assessments Principals Get Support in what to look for in an effective literacy lesson A thought partner for your school s literacy initiatives Final impact report Teacher Leaders Get Leading Teacher Teams institute School based customized Literacy Workshops Access to

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