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The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning - This public, not-for-profit organization is dedicated to strengthening teacher development policy and practice in California. The centerís Web site features recent information on teacher development, including research, state and national policy, legislative initiatives, and models for effective practice. The center supports the Teaching and Californiaís Future task force, the Teacher Development Regional Database Collaborative, as well as a statewide professional development initiative and the California Teacher Leadership Forum....

The PATHWISE Series - Research by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) shows a link between mentor-based induction programs for new teachers and improved student learning. ETS produced the PATHWISE Series, which offers a variety of professional development programs tied to research-based standards to help experienced, beginning and student teachers improve their teaching practices. Programs, both online and in workshops, are provided for preservice, instructional leaders, mentoring and induction, observation and evaluation, and school leadership....

Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) - This consortium of state education agencies, higher education institutions and national education organizations is dedicated to the reform of the education, licensing and professional development of teachers. INTASC's mission is to promote standards-based reform through the development of model standards and assessments for beginning teachers. The following topics can be found on this Web site: model standards for beginning teachers, performance assessment, test for teaching knowledge, academies, publications....

Learning Forward - Founded in 1969, Learning Forward (formerly National Development Council) is the largest nonprofit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement. Learning Forward views high-quality staff development programs as essential to creating schools in which all students and staff members are learners who continually improve their performance. (Learning Forward, June 2012)...

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