Download Teaming Up:
Hope Street Group’s National Teacher Fellows identified local, state and multistate opportunities for enhancing the teacher pipeline according to recommendations in On Deck: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers, which revealed their national peer research findings on the topic of teacher preparation. Year 2 of their Fellowship was self-designed for personal action and strategic partnerships, and this impact report illustrates what can happen when #TeachersTeamUp to improve the system for future educators and their students.
Read and share Teaming Up: Educators Enhance Teacher Prep for inspiration on impacting:
~ Preservice curriculum and clinical training
~ Mentorship and induction
~ Institutional policy
~ Education advocacy
Watch our panel discussion at Center for American Progress on April 11, 2017, moderated by K-12 Strategic Initiatives Director Lisette Partelow and with opening remarks by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards President and CEO Peggy Brookins.
Download On Deck:
The 2015 National Teacher Fellows collaborated with the U.S. Department of Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to formulate questions on teacher preparation, and conducted a six-week research project that consisted of virtual and in-person engagement, ultimately gathering the perspectives of nearly 2,000 current classroom teachers regarding their pathways to certification.
The conversation-starting research findings in On Deck: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers reveal data collected from educators spanning 49 states and a variety of experience levels, especially pertaining to:
~ Curriculum addressing college- and career-ready standards
~ Preparation for serving high-need/persistently low-achieving populations
~ Beneficial experiences for preservice teachers
~ Accountability measures for teacher preparation programs
Read Up on Teacher Prep
Amanda Ward for National Board: Teaming Up to Support Teachers, from Beginning to Experienced
Sarah Giddings for National Board: Developing Your PLN, Early and Always
Meghan Everette for AACTE: Ease Mobility, Elevate the Profession with License Reciprocity
John Clark for AACTE: Teacher Recommendations for Enhancing Teacher Preparation
David Edelman for Data Quality Campaign: Good Guidelines Can Foster Growth
Amanda Ward for Stories from School: Teacher Preparation – A Shared Responsibility
Jill Cullis for AAE’s Education Matters: The Importance of Revised Teacher Preparation Programs
Danielle Brown for Stories From School AZ: Teacher Prep and Title II
Robyn Howton for Rodel Foundation: The Future of Teacher Prep
Amanda Zullo for AACTE: A Practitioner’s Reflections From AACTE Annual Meeting
Anna Baldwin for Medium: Power in Numbers: Why Teachers Should Unite Around Solution
OTHER EDUCATORS AND EXPERTS
Amelia Hamilton for Education Watchdog: Are teachers prepared for the realities of the classroom?
Andrew Scanlon for Fordham Institute: On Deck: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers
Lisette Partelow for Newsweek: Rethinking How We Teach Our Teachers
Sungti Hsu for AACTE: Hope Street Group Report: Teachers Reflect on Preparation
Brennan Parton for Data Quality Campaign: Feedback Loops Can Close the Information Gap for Teacher Prep
Allison Riddle for NNSTOY: Flying Solo: The Need for Greater Support
Starr Sackstein for Edweek: If Education is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First
Join the Conversation
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