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.

MATCH Teacher Residency presentation

University of Michigan presentation

MATCH Teacher Residency Parent Call Plan Curriculum Overview
MATCH Teacher Residency Parent Call Plan Assignment
MATCH presentation - Kraft, Matthew A. and Shaun M. Dougherty. "The Effect of Teacher-Family Communication on Student Engagement: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment." Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. Forthcoming.

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

About the Speakers

Carla O’Connor

  • Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan School of Education

Carla O’Connor's disciplinary emphasis is sociology of education and she has expertise in the areas of African-American achievement, urban education, and ethnographic methods.  Her work includes examinations of how black identity is differentially constructed across multiple contexts and informs achievement outcomes, how black people’s perceptions of opportunity vary within space and influence academic orientation, and how black educational resilience and vulnerability is structured by social, institutional, and historical forces. O’Connor’s work has been published in the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Sociology of Education, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. She co-edited (with Erin McNamara Horvat) the book, Beyond Acting White: Reframing the Debate on Black Student Achievement.  She is a founding member of the NSF-sponsored Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context. O’Connor was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, an honor given to tenured faculty with “exceptional commitment” to undergraduate teaching. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago.

Debi Khasnabis

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Education

Debi Khasnabis teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy studies and sociocultural contexts of second language acquisition. Her research focuses on the development of expertise in literacy teaching pedagogies in beginning teachers. She also studies the affordances of guided inquiry-based science instruction as it relates to the development of scientific literacy. Khasnabis is a member of the University of Michigan Mitchell/Scarlett Partnership School planning committee. She has been involved in several initiatives aimed at designing and enacting collaborative projects between the Ann Arbor Public Schools and U-M School of Education Teacher Education programs as a part of this initiative. Khasnabis earned her PhD in educational studies with a concentration in literacy, language, and culture from the University of Michigan. Prior to pursuing doctoral study, she was an upper elementary bilingual teacher in Detroit, Michigan.
 

Orin Gutlerner

  • Director, MATCH Teacher Residency

Orin Marc Gutlerner is the founding director of MATCH Teacher Residency. Prior to coming to Match, Mr. Gutlerner directed Harvard’s Undergraduate Teacher Education Program and did teacher recruitment/training policy work for the Massachusetts Department of Education. He taught middle school in rural North Carolina for four years through Teach For America, back when it wasn’t so hard to get into TFA (1996-2000). He lives in Dorchester with his wife and two kids, and he also coaches MATCH High School’s boys basketball team (2 league championships and counting). He earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and a M.Ed. from Harvard.