ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2011 ITP Seminar: Teachers

Chris Taber, Economics 899
Fridays 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 259, Education Sciences bldg

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS

September 2:
Kick off meeting Adam Gamoran and Chris Taber

September 9:
Rob Meyer (WCER), "Measuring and Using Information on Teacher and School Effectiveness: Statistical Design and Policy Challenges"

September 16:
Andrew Anderson (ITP) & Doug Harris (Educational Policy Studies), "The Role of Student Tracking and Teacher Sorting in Value-Added Models: Is The Problem Worse Than We Thought?"

September 23:
Jeffrey Grigg (ITP, sociology), "Effects of an Inquiry Science Professional Development Intervention on Classroom Instruction"

September 30:
Kirabo Jackson (Northwestern), "School Competition and Teacher Labor Markets: Evidence from Charter School Entry in North Carolina"

October 7:
Susanna Loeb (Stanford), "Effective Schools: Teacher Hiring, Assignment, Development, and Retention"

Readings:

 

Triangulating Principal Effectiveness (2011)

Principal's Time Use (2010)

Principal Preferences (2010)

Effective Schools (2011)

October 14:
Gloria Ladson-Billings (EPS), "Why Are All the Teachers Good (or Bad):The Limits of Teacher Accountability Systems"

Reading:

 

Problems with the Use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers

October 21:
Mitchell Nathan (Ed Psych), "Precollege Engineering Education: Pathway to Success in Math and Science?"

Reading:

 

Tran & Nathan, "Pre-College Engineering Studies"

October 28:
Paul Hanselman (ITP, sociology), "Staff Turnover and School Social Resources"

November 4:
Candace Walkington (Dept. Curriculum & Instruction), “Teaching Effectiveness in Project-Based Settings: Bridges and Barriers to Building Conceptual Cohesion.” 

Reading:

 

Shulman (1986). Those Who Understand: Knowledge Growth in Teaching.

November 11:
Steve Rivkin (Amherst), "The Effects of Teacher Turnover on Disadvantaged Urban Schools"

Reading:

Hanushek & Rivkin (2010), "Constrained Job Matching"

 

November 18:
Mai Seki (ITP affiliate, economics), "Heterogeneous Returns to College Quality and the Value of Graduate Degree Attainment"

Reading:

 

Seki (2011), "Heterogeneous Returns"

November 25: No Meeting--Thanksgiving

December 2:
Rachel Feldman (EPS), "How Does Experience Matter? Effects of Teacher General and Course Specific Experience on Student Achievement"

Reading:

Ost (2010), "How Do Teachers Improve?"


December 9:
Doug Staiger (Dartmouth), "Using Classroom Video to Identify Effective Teachers: Evidence from the First Year of the Measuring Effective Teaching Project." 

Reading:

Initial Findings from the MET Project

December 16:
Wrap up  (Note room change to 13th floor boardroom, Ed Sciences)

 

 

 

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