NCTR Network Programming
Network members collectively engage in data-based learning opportunities that focus on continuous improvement.
NCTR's core commitment is to build and develop teacher residencies as a lever to address the enduring and systemic inequities in school systems and to create more equitable access into the profession for teachers of color. All NCTR programming is designed to support programs to meet their own goals for improvement, to center equity in residency design and implementation, and to advance the field towards effective clinical preparation.
NCTR brings together Network members to collaborate and exchange best practices in order to continuously improve their programs and influence teacher preparation nationally. In addition, NCTR offers individual Network members technical, advocacy, and support services. NCTR programming is designed to:
Strengthen the teacher residency movement through advocacy and policy support for long-term sustainability.
Infuse the Network with innovations informed by both the policy landscape and promising practices from the field.
Embolden Network partners to be critical friends within a professional learning community that prioritizes knowledge creation, acquisition, and sharing.
Strengthen teacher preparation outcomes by promoting ongoing evaluation and the meaningful use of program impact and implementation data.
Our Programming & Offerings
NCTR provides a robust selection of in-person and virtual programming to serve the needs of our partners and to develop a community of practice.
1-on-1 Coaching and Small Group Pods
Network Program Directors meet monthly in pods with a small number of fellow program directors to deepen connections, share successful ideas, and collaboratively solve dilemmas. Pods are co-constructed with NCTR Network staff, based on input from program directors and a range of criteria, including size, geography, age of the program, identified needs, and residency design.
In addition to the monthly pod meeting, Individual program directors receive one-on-one coaching provided by a dedicated NCTR coach every other month.
Triangles are available to Program Directors on demand, can occur anytime during the year, and are initiated by one program who poses a specific problem of practice while the other program shares past experience, expertise and resources.