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Jun 14, 2017

I'm going to be a teacher: Interview with a teacher cadet

A key component of the TeachOregon initiative, the Teacher Cadets program supports high schoolers interested in becoming teachers. Modeled on a program in South Carolina, it launched here in 2014 to recruit high-achieving students of diverse backgrounds to teaching.

But Teacher Cadets is much more than a career-prep course for aspiring young teachers.

  • Teacher Preparation
Jun 9, 2017

Preparing the next generation of teachers: Lessons learned from TeachOregon

TeachOregon was a pioneering program designed to pilot innovative models for needs-driven teacher preparation. Launched in 2014 with funding from Chalkboard Project and the state’s Oregon Network for Quality Teacher and Learning, the initiative was demand driven, community directed, and proactively addressed the needs of teacher candidates, school districts, and the students they served.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Educator Workforce
May 19, 2017

Becoming an effective leader: Leading for Learning offers hands-on experience

A school principal has a multitude of responsibilities to juggle, but Darryl Coppedge understands that at its core, the job is about empowering teachers to do excellent work in the classroom.

“The classroom is where the rubber meets the road, so if you can be a strong, effective leader for teachers, supporting them to be the best they can be, those teachers and students will thrive,” he says.

  • School Leadership
May 3, 2017

Breaking down barriers: How Tillamook School District is addressing educational equity

Last year Chalkboard Project launched a pilot project exploring equity issues in the Tillamook and David Douglas school districts.  With the help of Chalkboard facilitators, educators, students, parents, and community members met to explore the root causes and impact of inequity in the education system and to devise strategies for addressing those issues.

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
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Apr 13, 2017

Can Oregon innovate in education?

This opinion piece was first published in The Oregonian on April 13, 2017.

For more than a decade, Chalkboard Project has been funding innovation in many districts across the state, working alongside educators to elevate evidence-based practices to improve student achievement, ensure educational equity, and make our state one of the best in the nation for teaching and learning.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Educator Workforce
Apr 4, 2017

North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback on effective leadership

North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback has accomplished amazing things in tough times. When he first took over the job in 2012, the district struggled with budgets cuts and middling student outcomes. But Utterback was undaunted.

  • School Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity

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