U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor Jo Anderson will discuss will discuss the Obama Administration’s proposals to significantly improve teacher preparation programs to put innovative and effective teachers in the classroom, at 12:15 p.m. ET on Friday, March 2, at the National Association for Alternative Certification annual conference in Bethesda, Md. The conference, focusing on Effective Clinical Practice: The Cornerstone of Educator Preparation will bring together a variety of professionals who prepare educators to have a positive impact on students across the country.
The National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) is the professional organization that advocates for standards-driven nontraditional educator preparation leading to effective school staffing. NAAC reviews trends and issues to inform practices and policies relevant to recruitment, preparation, certification, support, assessment and retention of high-performing educators.