- NIET partners with Arizona State University (ASU) on multiple federal grants supporting pre-service and in-service educators.
- We work with universities across the state, including Northern Arizona State University, to strengthen teacher preparation coursework and clinical field experiences using the NIET Aspiring Teacher Rubric.
- NIET is a trusted partner for school improvement, working with schools and districts across the state to raise student achievement.
- The Arkansas Rural Educator Network (AREN) supports educators across the state with opportunities for professional learning and collaboration.
- Cross County School District received a five year $4M federal Teacher and School Leader Incentive (TSL) program grant to improve classroom instruction. They have used this grant to build an innovative grow your own program to address the need for well-trained new teachers.
- NIET is partnering with the Alaska Council of School Administrators and four rural Alaskan school districts on a 3-year federal Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program grant.
- NIET teacher leadership development was highlighted as a model in the Indiana Career Ladder program, with 5 districts receiving grants to establish instructionally focused teacher leadership structures.
- NIET Teaching and Learning Standards rubric and evaluation process are listed as an approved teacher evaluation model.
- Faculty at Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College are embedding the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards in their pre-service teacher coursework to strengthen support for teacher candidates into their first year of teaching.
- NIET provided training for more than 100 districts across the state on the Iowa instructional framework.
- NIET’s work in Iowa has included school improvement, developing teacher leaders, coaching principals, and strengthening STEM classroom practices.
- We work with school and district leaders in more than half the districts in the state to build the capacity of educators and close student learning and achievement gaps.
- The NIET Teaching and Learning Standards rubric is approved as a statewide rubric and can assist in the implementation of Tier 1 curricula.
- NIET supports the Louisiana Mentor Teacher Initiative as one of the approved partners to help districts develop and strengthen their new teacher supports.
- Educator preparation programs at four universities are embedding the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards into coursework and field experiences for teacher candidates.
- NIET partners with districts and schools to build onsite capacity through coaching and professional learning opportunities for leaders.
- NIET, in partnership with the University of South Carolina and the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED), received a 3-year, $2.5 million federal Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant to build the capacity of principals and school leaders and advance equity.
- NIET provides statewide professional learning opportunities for classroom teachers in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education.
- NIET partnered in the development of the South Carolina Teaching Standards Rubric 4.0, which describes effective classroom teaching practices, and helps teachers to move to more student-centered instruction.
- Partnered in the development of the statewide educator evaluation system, Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM), which is based on the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards Rubric. Tennessee evaluators complete certification through the NIET EE PASS Portal.
- NIET, The Ayers Foundation, the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation, and SCORE established the Tennessee Rural Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN) to support preparation and professional development in rural districts.
- NIET provides access to a broad range of resources through an online portal, with an extensive video library and training modules accessible to every Tennessee teacher.
- Supports districts as a technical assistance provider under major state teacher initiatives—including the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA), Mentor Program Allotment (MPA), and Texas Resilient Schools Support Program (RSSP).
- Partnered in the development of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), which is based on the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards rubric.
- Partners with Texas Tech University and other institutions of higher education in the state to improve the preparation of new teachers and school leaders and strengthen partnerships with school districts.