Week of April 22 in Teacher Ed News

| April 26, 2019

Center for Innovation in Teacher Education & Development. Summer Workshop in London for Advanced Doctoral Researchers and ECRs: Researching Teacher Education 27-28, June.

EducationDive. How US can model top-performing international ed systems   Expecting 10th-graders to have the knowledge and skills that would allow them to succeed in the first year of community college, demanding more of university teacher preparation programs and pairing struggling schools with high-performing ones are among the lessons U.S. districts can learn from leading education systems across the world.

Education International. 8th World Congress. 19-26 July, Bangkok.

Unite for Quality Education. Pearson’s Vision For ‘Next Generation’ Learning: Disrupting Teaching And Profiting From Student Data   Pearson is holding its AGM on Friday April 26… Pearson is a new type of edu-business that operates across multiple education sectors and industries in more than more than 60 countries. It aims to lead the ‘next generation’ of teaching and learning by developing digital learning platforms, including Artificial Intelligence in education (AIEd). Pearson is piloting new AI technologies that it hopes will enable virtual tutors to provide personalised learning to students, much like Siri or Alexa. 


. Partnership Addresses Teacher Shortage   Leadership from Greenville County Schools, Greenville Technical College and the Clemson University College of Education announced a collaborative partnership that will open a seamless pathway from high school to a degree in education from Clemson University.

Atlanta Journal Constitution. Expert: Retention strategies could help teacher shortage   Teacher turnover plays a larger role in the national teacher shortage than it gets credit, a national expert on teacher retention and training said Tuesday during a forum on teacher recruitment and retention.

Bristol Herald Courier. National Teacher of the Year works with youths in Virginia detention center   He was inspired to go into teaching by his mother, Sylvia, who wanted to be a teacher and ultimately ran an in-home daycare. He went to Virginia State University and got his history degree before starting his teaching career… Through the Yale National Initiative, an institute based at the Connecticut university to improve teaching in public schools, Robinson developed his own curriculum on the history of prison and the Virginia Juvenile Justice System that he taught to his students this year.

Dothan Eagle. Proposed Troy University residency program could help Wiregrass schools retain teachers   The program will allow Troy students to have a higher participation rate in the class, moving from a traditional 16-week internship model with several teachers at different schools. Instead, students become a resident with a “master teacher” at one school, where they remain for an entire school year.

Economic Policy Institute. The teacher weekly wage penalty hit 21.4 percent in 2018, a record high   To promote children’s success in school, schools must retain credentialed teachers and ensure that teaching remains an attractive career option for college-bound students. Pay is an important component of retention and recruitment.

1) School Districts Get Creative to Fill English-Learner Teaching Vacancies, Survey Finds   While the number of English-language learners in many large districts in on the rise, the report found that some states are not establishing credentialing requirements for teachers who educate those students.
) Teachers Are Paid Less Than Similar Professionals. See the Breakdown by State   … this time, the researchers have made a few methodological changes, including restricting the sample to workers with at least a bachelor’s degree.

Hechinger Report. Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books   Meanwhile, data from states that track graduates’ income show that, even after all that debt, people with master’s degrees in some fields, including early childhood education, philosophy and art, make less than others with only bachelor’s or even associate degrees.

Pearson/SCALE. 2019-2020 edTPA submission and reporting dates

The State Journal-Register. Tests, costs may be making Illinois’ teacher shortage worse   The high cost and restrictive nature of teacher licensure tests may be contributing to the teacher shortage, according to some education officials.

Washington Post. Yes, we know what great teaching looks like — but we have an education system that ‘utterly fails to support it.’ What’s wrong and how to fix it.   Each of our sources painted a picture of teaching as an enormously complex enterprise. Not only that, there was surprising agreement on the core principles that define good teaching, confirming what we observed in exemplary classrooms.

The74. Two Decades Ago, They Survived the Horrors of Columbine. Two Became Teachers. One Stayed in the Classroom. Today, They Reflect on Grief and America’s Shooting-Scarred Landscape   Two were high school seniors at the time who later became teachers, while a third recently retired from Columbine after more than three decades on the job. Each of their lives was deeply disrupted by the experience, yet they emerged from trauma and grief committed to educating students.

. 2019 Annual Fall Conference Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, NY October 16-18 Second Call for Proposals


. 2019-20 School Year Calendar

Teachers College.
1) Office of Teacher Education: New Website
2) Teaching in Trying Times. [Sat. May 4 8:30-4:00] This one-day conference will invite primary and secondary school educators from around the country to share both theoretical and practical approaches to political and civic education in these trying times–approaches centered on love. 

The74. 3 Ways NYU Is Training New Teachers to Use Special Ed and ELL Strategies to Better Serve All Kids   The Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency program combines online academic preparation with full-time classroom placements in districts and public charter schools in four states. Now completing its third year, it has grown from serving 10 interns to 75.