Chatham University hosts program for teachers serving high-needs schools
Chatham University is hosting nearly 60 high-performing, experienced teachers from charter, district and faith-based schools from around the country and the Pittsburgh region on July 9-15, 2019 as they complete their National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE) Program experience.
Founded in 2009—and previously hosted at Yale University—NAATE is an intensive residential learning program that uses case study-based group learning to deepen instructional practices, expand capacity to lead peers, and improve teacher retention and performance related to serving students in high-need schools.
“Our new partnership with Chatham University allows the NAATE program to expand our capacity to develop the best teachers serving our urban students,” says Tony Klemmer, founder and president of NAATE. “We are excited to continue the work of NAATE in Pittsburgh and build partnerships that benefit local educators and students throughout the region.”
About the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE)
NAATE is a rigorous program of study that cultivates an elite corps of extraordinary teacher leaders committed to the classroom and dedicated to closing the achievement gap in our nation's high-needs schools. NAATE is unique among teacher development programs as it is focused on experienced teachers who have already been identified as high-performers. High caliber teachers from across the nation immerse themselves in an intense, residential program of study that links their daily practice to key theories, frameworks and principles of the teaching profession. Through inquiry-based whole-group discussion in the case study method, the program equips teachers with tools to develop and deepen their classroom practice and leverage leadership skills with peers and other adults outside the classroom. The program is hosted at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. More information on NAATE is available at www.naate.org.