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Working Group Orientation November 8, 2010. Bush Foundation Teacher Preparation Initiative. Brief History. The Teacher Preparation Initiative is a 10 year initiative involving 14 Higher Education Institutions across ND, SD and MN

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working group orientation november 8 2010

Working Group OrientationNovember 8, 2010

Bush Foundation

Teacher Preparation Initiative

brief history
Brief History
  • The Teacher Preparation Initiative is a 10 year initiative involving 14 Higher Education Institutions across ND, SD and MN
  • Supported by the Bush Foundation who awarded $40.5 million and formed the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) to re-envision teachers preparation.
through partnerships

Collaborating with:

  • Arts and Science faculty at SCSU
  • Education faculty at SCSU
  • Various offices across campus (Admissions, Financial Aid, etc.)
  • P-12 school districts
  • Communities
coordinating team formed

Coordinating Team Formed

Framework of the Plan Began

coordinating team membership
Coordinating Team Membership
  • Superintendents from 4 Partner Districts
  • Dean of the College of Education
  • Associate Deans from 4 Colleges
  • Curriculum Directors, Assessment Experts & Technology experts from Partner Districts and SCSU
  • Faculty members from various teaching departments
  • Director of Office of Clinical Experiences
  • Director of Sponsored Programs/Applied Research Center
  • Office of Multicultural Diversity
joined by six partner districts
Joined bySix Partner Districts
  • Sartell/St. Stephen
  • Sauk Rapids/Rice
  • St. Cloud Area
  • Monticello
  • Holdingford

Current Teacher Preparation

  • Preparation =
  • Curriculum + Field Experiences
new teacher preparation
New Teacher Preparation

4 Elements:

Recruit Prepare

Place Support

  • Recruit high caliber students
  • Prepare students for today’s and tomorrow’s schools
  • Place students/new teachers in schools that will support their success
  • Support teacher-graduate induction to increase their effectiveness
six guiding principles
Six Guiding Principles:
  • Focus on improving student academic growth
  • Ground in evidence-based practices
  • Partner with Institutional Leadership to ensure change
  • Engage P-12 stakeholders
  • Include all four elements of comprehensive teacher training
  • Guarantee the effectiveness of new teacher graduates…
five key working groups were formed
Five Key Working Groups were formed:
  • Recruit
  • Prepare
  • Support
  • Assessment
  • Technology
  • Target certain populations
    • Teachers of Color
    • Men in the early grades
    • ELL, Special Education
    • Science/Technology/Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Form a P-16 Partnership to examine and align curriculum at all levels
  • Investigate authentic Field Experiences beginning students’ first semester on campus
  • Explore 21st century knowledge and skills needed for 21st century learning.
  • Focus University resources to enhance how we track graduates
  • Determine projected teacher needs and match candidates with those schools
  • Explore Joint Induction/ Mentoring Programs for up to 3 years
  • Targeted Professional Development for new teachers
  • Ensure all stakeholders understand and are able to use value-added assessments to inform instruction
  • Ensure ongoing formative assessment will become the foundation of our practice.
  • Utilizing technology to observe teaching and provide mentoring and Professional Development in remote settings
  • Providing P-16 professional development in the use of educational technology, utilizing technology for managing data, and discipline specific technology.
changing the paradigm of education
Changing theParadigm of Education

RSA Animate- Chaging Education Paradigms