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Innovative Ideas and Practical Suggestions for Improving the State Highly Qualified Teacher Plans

Held on Thursday, September 7, 2006 3–4 p.m. EDT



Sponsored by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality , in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education.

On Thursday, September 7, 2006, the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality and the U.S. Department of Education hosted a live, interactive webcast to help states improve their state plans for highly qualified teachers in every classroom.

Discussion Overview
To help states improve their state plans for highly qualified teachers in every classroom, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality and the U.S. Department of Education are teaming up to offer a webcast specifically for regional comprehensive centers and state Title II—Part A and highly qualified teacher representatives. During the one-hour webcast, panelists will discuss the purpose of the state plans and the elements of a successful plan; will provide overall impressions of the state plans submitted in July; and will identify several resources, best practices, and innovative strategies for states to consider as they work toward improved state plans. Following the panelists' presentations, participants will have ample time to ask questions of the panelists and state representatives.

Panelists
Dr. Robert Stonehill, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Elizabeth Witt, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Laura Goe, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality/ETS

Dr. Stephen Barr, Ohio Department of Education

Melody Schopp, Office of Accreditation and Teacher Quality, South Dakota Department of Education

Moderator
M. René Islas, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education