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Governor’s Commission on Training America’s Teachers. Pennsylvania Education Policy Forum Philadelphia, November 10, 2006 Robert E. Feir, Executive Director. Teachers are the Future. . . . Because Children are the Future.

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Governor s commission on training america s teachers

Governor’s Commission on Training America’s Teachers

Pennsylvania Education Policy Forum

Philadelphia, November 10, 2006

Robert E. Feir, Executive Director


Teachers are the future

Teachers are the Future . . .

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Because children are the future

. . . Because Children are the Future

“Teachers must succeed if students are to succeed, and students must succeed if society is to succeed.”

Michael Fullan

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Commission organization

Commission Organization

  • Appointed by Governor Rendell last August

  • 40 members

  • Met monthly (October-June)

  • 4 regional meetings and 1 teleconference

  • Meetings with interested groups

  • Surveys

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Commission members

HE presidents, deans, faculty, and students

PK-12 teachers and administrators

Teacher union and administrator leaders

Parents, business, and community leaders

Representatives of Governor and PDE

4 Legislators

Commission Members

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Commission goals

Commission Goals

  • Assure world class preservice teacher education

  • Link preservice and continuing professional education in PK-12

  • Address need for quality teachers in shortage areas (subjects and districts)

  • Capitalize on “over-supply”

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Commission focus

Commission Focus

“Our concern has been to improve the education of tomorrow’s teachers so every child in Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to succeed in the high-skill, technological, diverse, global society that our students will be called upon to lead.”

Commission Final Report

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Commission report

Commission Report

  • Approved by Commission June 9

  • Finalized and printed in July

  • Presented to the Governor August 4

    Available for download at:

    www.pateach.org

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Findings opportunities

Findings – Opportunities

  • Large, diverse system of teacher education

  • General satisfaction with quality of new teachers – in Pennsylvania and elsewhere

  • Policies that generally support continued professional growth of teachers

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Findings challenges

Findings – Challenges

  • Shortage areas

  • Diversity – shortage of teachers of color

  • Better preparation for complex and diverse teaching environment

  • Improved partnerships between higher education and PK-12

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Findings challenges1

Findings – Challenges

  • Shortage areas

    • Math

    • Science

    • World languages

    • Special education

    • Hard-to-staff schools – urban (and to a lesser degree rural) schools – and retention issues

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Challenges shortage areas

Challenges – Shortage Areas

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Findings challenges2

Findings – Challenges

  • Diversity – shortage of teachers of color

    • 6% teachers of color

    • 24% students of color

    • Issue has become more pronounced during past decade

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Challenges teacher diversity

Challenges – Teacher Diversity

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Findings challenges3

Findings – Challenges

  • Better preparation for complex and diverse teaching environments

    • Classroom management

    • Standards

    • Standardized test preparation

    • Differentiated instruction

    • Using assessment data to improve instruction

    • Technology

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Challenges better preparation

Challenges – Better Preparation

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Findings challenges4

Findings – Challenges

  • Improved partnerships between higher education and PK-12

    “We need to redefine teacher education from a 4- or 5-year collegiate experience to a 7-year collegiate and practice experience featuring increased quality of preservice programs, induction, and continuing professional education, as well as improved linkages among them.”

    Commission Final Report

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • Improve initial preparation, induction, and professional development

  • Respond to shortages of high quality teachers

  • Increase the economic competitiveness of teacher education

  • Improve data for state policy purposes

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Recommendations1

Recommendations

  • Improve initial preparation, induction, and professional development

    • University-based programs, especially clinical practice, and PDE oversight

    • Induction – 2 years and better focused ($$)

    • Innovations in transition to teaching ($$)

    • Professional development – more focused

    • Professional development schools ($$)

    • Differentiated staffing in schools

    • NBPTS support ($$)

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Recommendations2

Recommendations

  • Respond to shortages of high quality teachers

    • Math-science loan forgiveness ($$)

    • Math-science expansion pilot projects ($$)

    • More urban clinical experiences ($$)

    • Grow-your-own programs ($$)

    • Standardized intern certification programs

    • Reciprocity

    • District and university efforts to increase pipeline

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Recommendations3

Recommendations

  • Increase the economic competitiveness of teacher education

    • Specialized teacher education consortia in high-need areas ($$)

    • PASSHE out-of-state enrollment cap

    • Reciprocity

    • Previous recommendations on program improvements

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Recommendations4

Recommendations

  • Improve data for state policy purposes

    • Greater unification and accessibility – teacher certification and professional personnel data

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Commission report1

Commission Report

Available for download at:

www.pateach.org

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


Governor s commission on training america s teachers1

Governor’s Commission on Training America’s Teachers

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Edward G. Rendell, Governor

Robert E. Feir, Executive Director

2986 North Second Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

717/720-4239

[email protected]

www.pateach.org

Governor's Commission on Training America's Teachers


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