About the Network to Transform Teaching (NT3)
New York state has been a partner in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Federal Strengthening Educator Effectiveness and Development grant since 2013.
Initiated in 2013, the Network to Transform Teaching (NT3) began as a collaborative effort of six states and districts working to address the profession’s call to action so clearly articulated above by the National Research Council. As participants in this learning lab, teams from Albuquerque, NM; Arizona; Kentucky; New York; San Francisco, CA; and Washington brought together diverse stakeholders seeking to develop and strengthen systems to increase the numbers of board-certified teachers and capitalize on their professional expertise. In each location, representatives from labor, management, and frontline practitioners were engaged every step of the way, taking a coalition-based approach across often-fragmented systems of schooling.
In early 2016, the network expanded to add five additional partners, as well as a focus on support for early career teachers and engaging all teachers in the professional learning based on the body of knowledge around accomplished practice.