Barnett Berry to speak on ed future Jan. 15

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:25pm
Western Today staff

Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education is presenting a talk by prominent education author Barnett Berry from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Rotunda Room of Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham.

The free talk is open to the public and educators are especially encouraged to attend.

Barnett Berry is the founder and president of the Center for Teaching Quality , Inc., based in Carrboro, N.C. Created in 1999, CTQ seeks to dramatically improve student learning by advancing teaching as a 21st century, results-oriented profession.

A former high school teacher, Barnett has worked as a social scientist at the RAND Corp., served as a senior executive with the South Carolina Department of Education, and directed an education policy center while he was a professor at the University of South Carolina. Barnett has authored numerous academic reports and many articles for the popular education press on the future of teaching and learning in 21st century schools and the importance of teacher leadership.

His new book, “TEACHING 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools … Now and in the Future,” penned with 12 expert teachers from CTQ’s Teacher Leaders Network, poses a provocative and hopeful future for the profession. His areas of expertise span the education pipeline from preparing effective teachers to evaluating and rewarding teaching effectiveness.

Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education is recognized throughout Washington, and beyond, as a leader in the development and implementation of programs that prepare outstanding teachers, from early childhood to adult education; educational administration leaders; human services professionals; and rehabilitation counselors. For more information please see Woodring College.