TeachingWorks has partnered with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to develop a strand for the AACTE annual meeting.
The strand, “Preparing Teachers for Practice,” examines the challenges of preparing novice teachers for practice and explore potential solutions. This strand will provide a forum for sharing ideas and learning from organizations that are taking on the challenges of building practice-based teacher education. It will also address implications of the Common Core State Standards for teacher preparation.
The strand will continue in 2014, at the AACTE Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana (March 1-3, 2014). Information on major forums, concurrent sessions, and events associated with the strand are below. For more detailed information on the annual meeting, visit www.aacte.org.
Major Forum: It's Not Elementary: Preparing Elementary School Educators (March 1 at 2:15 p.m.)
Preparing elementary school teachers can be challenging as they need to be well-versed in many subject areas and particularly attuned to the developmental needs of very young learners. Many programs have struggled, though, to produce coherent curriculum to effectively prepare candidates for the early grades. This panel will examine efforts to redesign elementary preparation programs so that they are aligned with current P-12 school building expectations, provide deeper content engagement, and more impactful pedagogical practices.
Presenters: Deborah Loewenberg Ball (University of Michigan), Leslie Atkins (CSU-Chico), Natalie Olinghouse (U of Connecticut), Elizabeth Hinde (Arizona State University), Tim Boerst (University of Michigan)
Rethinking the role(s) of instructional planning and the nature(s) of plans in teacher education (March 1 at 9:00 a.m.)
Participants will consider the content and structures of the instructional plans that novices develop and the planning routines teacher educators put in place to support teacher learning and improvement of practice.
Presenters: Tim Boerst (University of Michigan School of Education), Kristine Schutz (TeachingWorks, University of Michigan School of Education
Articulating instruction: How laboratory teaching supports specification of mathematics teaching practice (March 2 at 2:00 p.m.)
Learn how TeachingWorks uses a summer laboratory teaching experience to further specify the work of teaching and learning mathematics in ways that enhance the teaching and learning of novice teachers.
Presenters: Deborah Loewenberg Ball (TeachingWorks, University of Michigan School of Education), Nicole Garcia (TeachingWorks, University of Michigan School of Education), Meghan Shaughnessy (University of Michigan School of Education)
Representations of Practice: Video collections and their use in teacher education (March 2 at 3:45 p.m.)
Learn how to access video collections in the University of Michigan’s School of Education Teaching & Learning Exploratory - including TeachingWorks' exemplars and the Measures of Effective Teaching-Extension collection - to support their use in teacher education
Presenters: Nicole Garcia (TeachingWorks, University of Michigan School of Education), Terri Ridenour (TeachingWorks, University of Michigan School of Education)
TeachingWorks and Educational Testing Service Reception
Join TeachingWorks Director and University of Michigan School of Education dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball and the TeachingWorks team, along with staff from Educational Testing Service (ETS) at a reception celebrating the third annual Preparing Teachers for Practice strand.