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Friday morning agenda now includes updates from chair of the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness
The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) is committed to developing a fair, transparent, and feasible evaluation system for teachers and school administrators throughout the state of Michigan.
Deborah Loewenberg Ball, chair of the MCEE and dean of the University of Michigan School of Education, will provide MASA members an update on the MCEE’s legislative charge, progress to date, and timeline for recommendations. She will also offer details on the MCEE’s Pilot Study of Educator Effectiveness Tools now underway in fourteen school districts.
Ball is the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in education at the University of Michigan, and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. She currently serves as dean of the School of Education and as director of a new organization called TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years, and continues to teach mathematics to elementary students every summer.
Ball’s research focuses on the practice of mathematics instruction, and on the improvement of teacher training and development. She is an expert on teacher education, with a particular interest in how professional training and experience combine to equip beginning teachers with the skills and knowledge needed for responsible practice. Ball has served on several national and international commissions and panels focused on policy initiatives and the improvement of education, including the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (appointed by President George W. Bush) the National Board for Education Sciences (appointed by President Barack Obama).