The New York Times is hosting the Schools for Tomorrow Conference (available free, online via live stream) on September 13, 2012. See the website at: http://nytschoolsfortomorrow.com/ for more details.
Today, teachers are expected to be mentors and social workers as well as educators. Sometimes even substitute parents. How do we educate teachers differently to reflect this? Do they need to teach differently in light of these expectations? As teacher enrollment declines, how do we attract the best teachers from college (or earlier) through training and ongoing professional development? What are the best ways to evaluate and enhance teachers' skills?
These are among the urgent questions this conference will address -- in panel discussions, keynote addresses, head-to-head debates, case studies, brainstorming sessions and presentations by award-winning teachers.
Some 400 influential leaders in teaching, government, philanthropy and the investment community will come together for this one-day conference on strategies to maximize teachers' skills -- so their students can ultimately do better in college, career and the global economy.
Teachers are being asked to do more. This conference will address the best ways to help them meet their goals.