Introduction to Practice-Based
Teacher Education Workshop

This workshop familiarizes participants with the basic concepts and tools of practice-based teacher education and equips them with approaches to teaching instructional practice. The next Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education Workshop will be held on August 3-4, 2023 in Ann Arbor, MI.  Click below to register by July 7, 2023.  

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About the workshop

A hands-on crash course in practice-based teacher education

The Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education Workshop enables teacher educators to develop a repertoire of approaches to making teaching practices explicit to beginning teachers and engaging them in supported practice during pre-service training.

Engage with decompositions of teaching practice

Develop your ability to use decompositions to make teaching practice explicit to and learnable by teacher candidates.

Learn to use the Learning Cycle

Get an introduction to the Learning Cycle, and learn to employ it to identify and sequence practice-based pedagogies.

Explore teacher education pedagogies

Explore teacher education pedagogies such as simulated student interaction and using video or transcripts to see and analyze teaching practice.

Why does practice-based teacher education matter for creating a more just society?

New and developing teachers need opportunities to see and actively intervene on patterns and behaviors that produce injustice in classrooms and in society. Practice-based teacher education pedagogies provide pathways for new and developing teachers to make these connections in their teaching practice. 


The summer 2023 Workshop will take place at the University of Michigan School of Education in Ann Arbor, MI, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, and from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4, Eastern Time (ET).


Location Information

University of Michigan School of Education, 610 E. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. 

Parking is available and in walking distance to the School of Education at 650 S. Forest Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. The rate is $1.20/hr or $28.80 for 24 hrs or lost parking ticket. Rates are subject to change. 


Contact information

For questions about the sessions: Francesca Forzani, TeachingWorks Deputy Director,

For questions about registration, travel assistance, and policies: Kyana Taylor, 

If an emergency arises while you are traveling, please call us at 734.255.3115


Session details & schedule

View a tentative schedule for the event here.  Please note that this is a sample schedule. A final schedule will be provided to all registered participants in early July.


The fee for the 2023 Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education Workshop is $350.00 per person, plus processing fees. This fee includes all programming and materials, breakfast, snacks, and beverages on both days and lunch on the first day. If you register a group of five or more participants, you will receive one free registration. Participants must register in a single transaction to receive this rate. Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel to and from the Workshop, as well as for hotel accommodations.

The deadline to register is July 7, 2023. Click below to register.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is the refund policy?

TeachingWorks reserves the right to cancel in-person, virtual, or hybrid training or workshops before the start. TeachingWorks staff will notify participants of cancellation via e-mail. Participants will be eligible for a full refund of their registration fee. TeachingWorks will not be held responsible for any expenses incurred due to the cancellation of an event, training, or workshop.

For a full refund (100%), participants must submit a written request to cancel or withdraw 30 days prior to the first day of the event (in-person or virtual). Fifty percent (50%) will be refunded for requests received 15 days prior. No refunds will be issued for requests received within seven (7) business days of the first day of the event or failure to submit the required documentation required for participation.


Who should participate?

Anyone who teaches teachers is welcome at the Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education Workshop, though the event will be most applicable to methods course instructors or the equivalent. No previous experience with practice-based teacher education is necessary.


What do I need to participate in the Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education Workshop?

A laptop or tablet is required for access to digital resources. No other supplies are required.


What is the dress attire for this event?

Business casual.


What are the COVID-19 protection measures that will be taken?

Your health and safety are important to us. We will evaluate appropriate COVID-19 precautions closer to the time of the event and communicate any requirements to attendees prior to the event


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