Understanding Teaching Conditions
Improving teaching conditions is essential for states and districts to address equitable access to effective teaching. When teachers work in schools with better teaching conditions, they are more likely to remain at their current school and more likely to perform effectively, ultimately improving student learning. Regional technical assistance providers and state and district leaders can use this module to:
- Learn how teaching conditions at the state, district, and school levels can create a more positive teaching and learning environment.
- Understand how to use multiple sources of teaching conditions data to improve educator effectiveness.
- Explore resources that support effective school improvement planning using teaching conditions data.
The module was developed in collaboration with the New Teacher Center, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders.
The module provides five hours of material, including hands-on activities, which can be adapted and customized to your state or district context and needs. Download PDF copies of each file below, or request copies of the materials in Microsoft Word format by e-mailing email@example.com. The GTL Center offers additional support for modifying the materials to suit your context.
Note on Adapting the Modules
The modules are designed so that facilitators can adopt them as written or modify the content to reflect state and local context, needs, and priorities.
If modifications to content are made, the GTL Center requests that the following disclaimer be included in the revised materials: The materials were modified in whole or in part with permission from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.