Educators’ Forum Scheduled: “Creating a Culture of Success Through Teamwork in Indiana Schools”

May 18, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Bloomington, IN – May 18, 2007 - What does it take to develop a school culture where great teaching and learning can thrive?

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will convene educators, administrators and policymakers in a forum at WTIU’s Studio 6, in Bloomington, Indiana, to participate in a discussion on how to create supportive learning environments that improves teaching quality and student achievement.

There will be a short video on Columbus East High School to demonstrate how one school in Indiana is making it happen. The video will illustrate how teachers can work collaboratively with their colleagues to meet the needs of 21st-century students.

The forum will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2007, from 9:00 to 11a.m. at WTIU, Studio 6, 1229 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

The discussion will be moderated by Ann Shea, the co-host of WTIU’s show The Weekly Special. Panelists include: Daniel Baron, Senior Fellow, National School Reform Faculty; Dr. Gerardo González, University Dean, School of Education, Indiana University; Ty Mungle, Principal, Binford Elementary School; Dr. Suellen Reed, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction; and Autumne Streeval, Teacher Leader, Columbus East High School.

The forum is sponsored by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future and MetLife Foundation.

The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. NCTAF is dedicated to providing every child with competent, caring, qualified teaching in schools organized for success. With a network of 23 partner states and links to professional educational organizations across the nation, NCTAF provides leadership on innovation and improvement in teaching and learning in America’s schools. For more information, visit NCTAF’s website:

About MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation supports programs that increase opportunities for young people to succeed, give students and teachers a voice in improving education, create connections between schools and communities and develop leadership. The Foundation works with national nonprofit organizations to develop a variety of programs, many of which address issues raised each year in The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. For more information about MetLife Foundation, please visit