TURN: Teacher Union Reform Network



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Northeast TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference March 20-21, 2015

February 11, 2015

NE flyer March 2015 NE TURN Info Sheet March2015 Click Here to Register

Useful Documents Expanding on Discussions from NE TURN

October 6, 2014

Three recent articles from Harvard, which speak to the promise of improvement networks to foster innovation: Getting to the Core and Evolving the Education Reform Movement to a System of Continuous Improvement (DOCX) Reframing the Politics and Knowledge Base of Education Reform. Mobilizing Teachers to Advance Equity in Education (DOCX) Innovation, Scale and Disruption to Advance Equity in Education (DOCX) NRC publications on 21st century skills (Education for Life and Work) from three sources: meyda.education.gov.il (PDF) The National Academies Press Board on Testing and… Read More

Introducing TURN Talks

September 15, 2014

Our TURN website will feature a series of “TURN Talks” on a range of topics intended to support our TURN communities and their collaborative efforts to improve teaching and learning. The launch of our TURN Talks features Dr. W. Patrick Dolan, author of Restructuring Our Schools: A Primer for Systemic Change. Dr. Dolan received his undergraduate and masters degrees in philosophy from St. Louis University, earned a doctorate in organizational development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and held… Read More

Register now for Oct 2-3 2014 Northeast TURN Conference in Cambridge, MA

September 10, 2014

Click here to Register Leading Our Profession: Union-Led Collaborative Approaches toward Implementing & Sustaining Education Reform Our next Northeast TURN Conference is set for October 2-3, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity to bring together collaborative teams of union and management from across the NE region states. We are also proud to be able to have the Massachusetts Education Partnership join us as a co-sponsor for this conference. Over the past several years,… Read More

Protected: NE TURN Follow Up Forum: Clarifying the Common Core Standards

April 1, 2014

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Northeast TURN Spring 2014: Implementing the CCSS & Teacher Evaluations through Collaborative Partnerships

March 1, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014 (10 am – 5 pm) Saturday, March 22, 2014 (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) Featured Topics The Power of Collaborative Partnerships to Implement the Common Core and Teacher Evaluations CCSS Promising Practices for Practitioners and Leaders Assessments and the Common Core Labor-Management Collaborative Structures & Processes focused on improving Teaching & Learning Regional TURN Communities of Practice NE TURN Registration Registration Fee: $40 Included continental breakfast on Friday & Saturday Lunch: On Your Own To Register: Log… Read More

Why do people participate in Northeast TURN conferences?

February 17, 2014

See/hear what Caroline Foster, 6th-7th grade social studies & PEA Rep, Portland Public Schools has to say about NE TURN.

Northeast TURN Fall 2013 Conference: Integrating & Implementing the CCSS

November 3, 2013

Cambridge, MA (Sept 27-28, 2013) ~ Teams representing union & teacher leaders, school and district administration, school board members and state leaders – a total of 80 participants – met at the Microsoft Corporation Cambridge Center, in Cambridge MA, to continue the work of building a culture of collaboration focused on teaching and learning. Dr. Patrick Dolan and Dr. Adam Urbanski framed the joint work of participating teams to learn from the early implementation efforts of teacher evaluation and student… Read More

CCSS Joint Conference Summer 2013

October 19, 2013

Oak Brook, IL (July 9-10, 2013) ~ Great Lakes TURN and Northeast TURN co-sponsored a conference on the Common Core attracting over 200 participants, including labor-management teams from all five TURN regions.

Protected: Northeast TURN Follow Up Forum: Owning the Practice of Teaching

April 29, 2013

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Protected: Northeast TURN Follow Up Forum: Assessments Worthy of Instruction

April 22, 2013

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Protected: Northeast TURN Follow Up Forum: Standards vs. Standardization

April 15, 2013

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Protected: Northeast TURN Follow Up Forum: College and Career Readiness

April 8, 2013

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Protected: Northeast TURN Follow Up Forum Participants

April 1, 2013

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Gearing Up for the Common Core: a video clip forum

March 29, 2013

On behalf of Northeast TURN, I am pleased to invite you to participate in our first online forum: Gearing Up for the Common Core, featuring video clips from a session by the same name presented by Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement Partners, at our March 1-2, 2013, meeting. Each week, during the month of April, we will lauch a new thread/topic related to CCSS implementation: April 1 – Clarifying the Common Core Standards April 8 – College and Career Readiness April… Read More

NE TURN Winter Forum 2013: Linking the Common Core and Teacher Evaluation to Teacher Practice

March 7, 2013

March 1, 2013 8:30-4:30 March 2, 2013 8:30-noon Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) (see map) One Cambridge Center, 4th Floor Cambridge, Massachusetts This NE TURN Conference focused on Linking the Common Core and Teacher Evaluations to Teacher Practice. Participants explored ways to establish and improve programs and policies for improved teaching effectiveness and student learning, and examined the common core standards and how to link that work to teacher practice. A mix of local, state, and national leaders informed, encouraged, and… Read More

Initial reactions to the NE TURN regional meeting in Cambridge, MA on 09/28/12

September 30, 2012

I’ve had a day to begin processing NE TURN’s excellent regional meeting held this past Friday, Sep. 28th in Cambridge, MA. I was struck by the intelligence, commitment and open-mindedness of those in attendance. Because their words more aptly tell the story of how we are going to make education work in the 21st century, I’ll be posting videos that I shot during the meeting. I hope that these videos inspire us to share our reflections and best practices –… Read More