Teaching Matters talks about micro-credentials and teacher leadership at Learning Forward conference, 12/7

by Editorial Team

Fri, 04 Dec 2015:

Media Advisory

Contact: Sharon Rubinstein, srubinstein@teachingmatters.org, 212-870-3505 ext. 8, 703-901-7947


What: Teaching Matters will discuss its competency –based learning approach, micro-credentialing, and building effective teacher leadership in urban schools. The session is part of the national Learning Forward Conference which brings together thousands of educators, thought leaders, and policy makers.

Who:     Naomi Cooperman,  Director of Program Design,Teaching Matters

Jen Gleason, Senior Educational Consultant, Teaching Matters

George Esposito, social studies teacher, IS 228 David A. Boody, Brooklyn, NY

When:  Monday, December 7, morning session, 9:30-11:30 AM

Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745; session room is Chesapeake K

Why: Micro-credentials are a strategic tool for helping to build and sustain teacher leadership initiatives. This approach grounds the development of teacher leaders in critical competencies based on the Teacher Leader Model Standards.  Coupled with strategic mentoring, the content and methodology helps schools and districts in their path toward distributed leadership, promotes transparency for planning, and aids in retaining talent. 


Teaching Matters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of 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. From nearly 20 years of working in New York City’s public schools, we’ve developed an understanding of realistic and lasting ways to improve student outcomes, and we’re committed to real, measurable results. Visit www.teachingmatters.org to learn more about how we’re making a difference for students and teachers at public schools.