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National Commission on Teaching and America's Future

In 2003 the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future convened a design team to launch the Teachers Learning in Networked Communities (TLINC) project. The initial one-year phase, funded by AT&T, involved a TLINC design team partnered with four communities, Pueblo, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Maine; and Socorro, Texas. The intent of that phase was to investigate how districts might incorporate networked learning communities into their school systems to improve professional practices, especially those related to new teacher induction. This report aims to use the data gathered from the first phase of the TLINC project to provide findings, readiness criteria, and recommendations for the next phase of TLINC. This report is based on the evaluators' participation at TLINC planning meetings and select site visitations; a review of artifacts including design templates, survey results, meeting notes; site reports; and data from phone interviews with nine respondents involved with the first phase of the TLINC project. The respondents include two TLINC designers, three university teacher trainers or administrators, and one respondent from each of the four districts chosen during the first phase of the TLINC project. Appended are: (1) Survey Instruments and Focus Group/Interview Protocols; and (2) Issues Facing Novice Teachers: Strategies and Resources. (Contains 4 footnotes.)

Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Evaluators, Beginning Teacher Induction, Surveys, Interviews, Mentors, Focus Groups

National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. 2100 M Street NW Suite 660, Washington, DC 20047. Tel: 202-429-2570; Fax: 202-429-2571; Web site: http://www.nctaf.org





Author: Carroll, Tom; Fulton, Kathleen; Yoon, Irene

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5555&id=ED494582







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