Since 1983 Yale has held a series of meetings to disseminate the Teachers Institute approach and to collaborate with school and university colleagues from around the United States.

  • Exploring Art and Culture in the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, 1992

    A paper given by Jules D. Prown, Paul Mellon Professor of History of Art, on teacher programs in art museums at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., on October 22-23, 1992.

  • School-College Collaboration: Preparing Teachers and Curricula, 1991

    In 1991 teams of teachers and administrators from educational partnerships across the United States attended a conference focused on the content, process, and products of their collaborative efforts. A report on and transcript of the conference are available.

    • Address by Fred M. Hechinger on “The University's Neglected Task,” 1991

      An address delivered by Fred M. Hechinger at the 1991 national conference organized by the Institute and held at Yale.

    • Panel discussion of the Institute's publication, Teaching in New Haven, 1991

      A panel at the 1991 Conference consisted of: Thomas R. Whitaker, Professor of English, Professor of Theater Studies, Yale University; Peter P. Wegener, Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University; William J. Derry, Drama Teacher, Comprehensive Arts Program, New Haven; Lois Van Wagner, Science Teacher, East Rock School, New Haven; Hermine E. Smikle, Mathematics Teacher, Roberto Clemente Middle School, New Haven; and Sylia D. Ducach, Foreign Language Teacher, Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School, New Haven.

  • Yale Graduate School Education Department/ M.A.T. Program Reunion, 1991

    At the Reunion, Thomas R. Whitaker, Professor of English; Peter P. Wegener, Professor Emeritus, Engineering and Applied Science; and Robin W. Winks, Professor of History, spoke about the Teachers Institute and answered questions from Yale alumni.

  • Reaching Each Student: College Faculty An “X” Factor in Educational Reform? 1990

    At the College Board National Forum, James R. Vivian spoke on the role that members of university faculties of arts and sciences, not only education faculty members, can and must play in the continuing development of the nation’s school teachers.

  • Building Integrated Teacher Education Systems Statewide, 1985

    At the 1985 Summer Institute of the Council of Chief State School Officers, James R. Vivian spoke on “School/College Collaboration and Building Integrated Teacher Education Systems Statewide.”

  • Excellence in Teaching: A Common Goal, February 16-18, 1983

    In 1983, before the “Nation at Risk” report, the Institute organized and co-sponsored with the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching a National Conference of Chief State Officers and College and University Presidents on “Excellence in Teaching: A Common Goal.” By coming to New Haven from 38 states the participants made this an unprecedented national meeting of elementary and secondary and higher education.

    • Panel of Chiefs and Presidents

      Robert MacNeil, Executive Editor of the MacNeil-Lehrer Report, interviewed a panel and moderated questions at the conclusion of the Conference. Panelists included: Gordon M. Ambach, President, The University of the State of New York, Commissioner of Education, State of New York; Norman C. Francis, President, Xavier University of Louisiana; A. Bartlett Giamatti, President, Yale University; Craig Phillips, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of North Carolina.

      A video and transcript of the video recording are available.

    • Case Study

      Transcript of a panel at the National Conference, where the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute was presented as a case study of how university-school collaboration can strengthen teaching and improve learning in the nation’s schools. Panelists included A. Bartlett Giamatti, President, Yale University; Ernest L. Boyer, President, The Carnegie Foundation for The Advancement of Teaching; and James R. Vivian, Director, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.