Research shows that top-performing teachers can make a dramatic difference in the achievement of their students and suggests that the impact of being assigned to top-performing teachers year after year is enough to significantly narrow achievement gaps. To promote the goal of having an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective principal in every school, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has made Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders a priority.
ED supports this priority by
To support this priority, the U.S. Department of Education has created the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.
A multi-state collaboration hosted by the South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma Outreach has released a co-created resource, Micro-credentialing in an Educational Human Capital System Framework, to assist state and local education agencies.
The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma Outreach is completing a series of professional learning sessions for the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) Office of School Support and Improvement (OSSI).
SC3 and the Oklahoma State Dept. of Education support 50 first-year elementary and secondary teachers during the 2018-19 school year.