Jennifer Ryan Crozier & Mimi Corcoran: August 16, 2018

INNOVATIONS HELPING TEACHERS REACH STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM

U.S. TEACHERS OVER-EXTENDED; FIND OUT HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING EDUCATORS MAKE MORE TIME FOR STUDENTS DESPITE LIMITED TIME AND GROWING DEMANDS

 

Jennifer Ryan Crozier, President, IBM Foundation

Mimi Corcoran, President & CEO, National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

 

As the back to school season kicks into high gear, the time pressures that teachers face are immense – and the expectations for student achievement are higher than ever. According to the latest National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) study, students have made little to no gains in math and reading achievement since 2014, and the achievement gap between low and high-income learners has widened.

Additionally, statistics show:

·         78 percent of teachers say they are often physically and emotionally exhausted at the end of the day

·         8 in 10 teachers say they feel undervalued

·         Teachers on average spend 12 hours a week searching for or creating their own instructional resources

·         1 in 5 new teachers leave the profession after just 5 years

In an era defined by fewer resources and growing pressures on teachers to help students achieve, the IBM Foundation is seizing the opportunity to leverage its technology and expertise to more effectively support teachers as they try and meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. In this satellite interview, Jennifer Crozier will address these issues, and share how teachers can utilize Teacher Advisor with Watson: a free online web tool that’s already being used by 10,000+ elementary school teachers to help save time and energy. Jennifer will be joined by Mimi Corcoran, President & CEO of the NCLD, to discuss some new tools launching on the platform this month.

 

 

Teachers and parents can learn more at
www.
teacheradvisor.org

 

MORE ABOUT JENNIFER RYAN CROZIER:
Jennifer Ryan Crozier leads IBM Corporate Citizenship – overseeing the company’s contributions of technology and talent to help governments, nonprofits and communities tackle some of the world’s most difficult societal challenges. Under Ms. Crozier’s leadership, IBM is combining talent and technology to address global health disparities, reinvent education to prepare young people for 21st century jobs, and blaze new trails in citizen diplomacy.

MORE ABOUT MIMI CORCORAN:

Mimi Corcoran is President & CEO of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), leading the organization’s efforts to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 Americans nationwide with learning and attention issues. Mimi has built a reputation as an innovator and change leader in the education and non profit sectors.

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