The 2013-2014 TeachingWorks streaming seminar series continued it focus on a central challenge of practice-focused teacher education–the problem of designing training that supports beginning teachers in enacting specific teaching practices.  The series followed the roundtable format introduced last year and featured the work of teacher educators to train novice teachers on three additional high leverage practices.

2013-2014 Seminar Series
Teaching Teachers Roundtable:
Preparing Teachers to Use High-Leverage Practices

The series continued to focus on methods of training new teachers in three specific teaching high-leverage practices: implementing organizational routines, procedures, and strategies to support a learning environment; communicating about a student with a parent or guardian; and making content explicit through modeling.  Each seminar included presentations from two or three teacher educators from different programs who will describe how they build capacity in beginning teachers on a specific practice.  Speakers discussed how they define the practice, what instructional activities and practice opportunities are provided, as well as how mastery is assessed. 

Participants attended the seminar in person at the School of Education at the University of Michigan or viewed the live event online.  

 

January 2014 Seminar: Communicating about a student with a parent or guardian

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
4:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Carla O’Connor
    Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan School of Education
  • Debi Khasnabis
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Education
  • Orin Gutlerner
    Director, MATCH Teacher Residency

Carla O'Connor and Debi Khasnabis from the University of Michigan School of Education and Orin Gutlerner from MATCH Teacher Residency will discuss how their programs prepare novice teachers to communicate about a student with a parent or guardian.

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April 2014 Seminar: Making content explicit through modeling

Monday, April 28, 2014
4:10pm - 6:00pm

  • Bob Bain
    Associate Professor; Chair of Secondary Teacher Education, University of Michigan School of Education
  • Elizabeth Birr Moje
    Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, University of Michigan School of Education
  • Mark Windschitl
    Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington College of Education

Bob Bain and Elizabeth Birr Moje from the University of Michigan School of Education, along with Mark Windschitl from the University of Washington College of Education will discuss how their organizations train teachers to make content explicit through explanation, modeling, representations, and examples.  

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