THE MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL RENEWAL. Partnership in Play. edutopia Magazine Names MSU Teacher Education Program in Top 10. Emphasis on Partnership:
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Partnership in Play
Emphasis on Partnership:
“For our students to have a vision of teaching as something that is an intellectually challenging and collaborative learning experience, they must have experiences in schools where teachers learn together.”
~Dean Ada Beth Cutler
The MSU’s Teacher Education Program was profiled as one of four exemplary school-university partnership models
Montclair State University
Montclair State University’s (MSU) teacher education program focuses on all three TNE design principles: data- driven decisions, engagement of Arts & Science faculty, and an emphasis on teaching as a clinical practice profession. Data from MSU’s Teacher Education Assessment System as well as evidence derived from performance assessments is analyzed to inform programmatic adjustments and improvements. Its Center of Pedagogy engages arts and science and public school colleges as equal partners in teacher education. MSU also is increasing and intensifying mentoring during field experiences coupled with on-site courses for teacher candidates in partner schools. In its partnership with Newark (New Jersey) City Schools, MSU has convened clinical faculty and mentors in forums to learn common strategies and skills that can be utilized both at the pre-service and induction programs. The partnership utilizes NTC’s formative assessment system to provide a common framework for conversations about teaching practice and to accelerate new teacher growth and development.
June 19, 2008
Washington , D.C.
The day highlighted examples of partnership between higher education institutions and K-12 school districts
Grover Cleveland MS
Benjamin Franklin ES
Promotes the mission of the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER)
Works with the Teacher Education Program at MSU
Provides veteran teachers in the partner schools opportunities for professional development, curricular development, and research
Promotes the simultaneous renewal of schools and the education of educators
Passaic Valley Regional
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Mentoring and Coaching Strategies
Introduction to SmartBoards
Web 2.0 in the Classroom
Science Teaching & Learning
Integrating Music & Movement
Coming of Age: In Literature & the Media
Exploring Issues of Diversity in the Classroom
Teachers as Scholars provides MSUNER teachers and administrators an opportunity to immerse themselves in scholarly topics and issues in small, liberal arts seminars offered by university faculty. Montclair State University offers seminars that focus on three main areas: Great Lives and Literatures; Living, Learning, and the Arts; and Science Matters.
MSUNER Summer Conference 2009
“It is so kind of you to write.
I am honored that you have made my book a part of your conference. ..
If any teachers ever need to reach me, I am here for them My phone number is 213.200.4700.”
Cheryl Hopper, Director, MSUNER
Center of Pedagogy
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043
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