Week of Dec. 31 in Teacher Ed News

| January 4, 2019

Association for Teacher Education in Europe.
Winter Conference 2019 Science & Mathematics Education in the 21st Century [Apr. 15-17, Univ. of Minho, Portugal]

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

NDTV. Rajya Sabha Passes National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill   NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to retrospectively grant recognition to certain institutions running teacher education courses as well as grant retrospective permission to start new courses.

The Republic. Russian teenagers use social media to rebel against teachers   The conflict also comes from the fact that the average age of a Russian school teacher hovers around 50, meaning that most were educated in the Soviet Union.


. Education year in review: Alabama 2018 edition   …the state department released report cards for teacher preparation programs at Alabama’s colleges and universities for the first time in many years.

1) How social justice and engineering will shape a new Detroit high school at Marygrove   In addition to its work with curriculum design, UM experts will also be using the K-12 schools to develop a unique approach to training teachers that will be similar to the way teaching hospitals train doctors.
2) Our most-read stories of 2018: Curriculum changes, a charter school closing, a new way to train teachers and more   After decades of training teachers in largely the same way, professors at the University of Michigan are moving to end the longtime practice of sending educators into their own classrooms after just a few months of student teaching. They’re creating a new method — one based on the way doctors are trained — that will extend teacher training through their first three years on the job…

EducationDive. Teacher prep beginning to address growing homeless student population  Along with a new certificate program at Lesley U, experts are weaving knowledge on homelessness and trauma into courses for future educators

Juneau Empire. Alaska’s teachers are leaving at much higher than the national average. Here’s what’s being done about it.   One of their programs called Educators Rising Alaska steers high school students to the teaching profession by offering a sequence of four courses. Kids can take these courses that teach instructional skills and leadership skills as electives.

NPR. Why Millions Of Kids Can’t Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It   The contextual guessing approach is what a lot of teachers in Bethlehem had learned in their teacher preparation programs. What they hadn’t learned is the science that shows how kids actually learn to read.

Sacramento State News. Accelerated pathways deliver teachers into workforce sooner   …two accelerated degree and credential pathways that make up another part of the University’s efforts to solve a critical, statewide shortage of classroom teachers.


Proposed Amendment to Student Teaching Requirements for Teacher Certification and the Registration of Teacher Preparation Programs. The memo outlining the proposal is here. The posting in the NYS Register is here.  Data, views or arguments may be submitted to: Allison Armour-Garb, NYS Education Department, Office of Higher Education, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 975 EBA, Albany, NY 12234, (518) 474-1385, email: regcomments@nysed.gov Public comment period ends February 24, 2019.

NYSED Office of Higher Education. December Newsletter
1) DASA Task Force Recommendations. The majority of task force members recommended that New York State teacher, educational leader, and pupil personnel services preparation programs require a three-semester hour multicultural education course…
2) Certain Content Specialty Test (CST) Safety Nets Expiring June 20, 2019

NYSED Office of Special Education. Three New RFPs [deadline Feb. 12]
1) Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership for Equity
2) Early Childhood and School-Age Family and Community Engagement Centers
3) Regional Partnership Center

Oneida Daily Dispatch. Cazenovia College, SUNY Schenectady join forces for teacher education   Officials from SUNY Schenectady and Cazenovia College recently signed an agreement providing graduates of SUNY Schenectady’s associate’s degree program in Teacher Education the opportunity to pursue their bachelor’s degrees in Education from Cazenovia College. 


Education Week
. Being Wrong Has Made Me a Better Teacher  [OpEd by NYCDOE teacher A. Sacks] When I was a brand new teacher, my advisor from Bank Street College would observe me. Afterward, when I was expecting criticism, she would always point out a few positive moments that I usually hadn’t noticed because I was so fixated on what needed work. 

Wall Street Journal. Schools Seen as Falling Short in a Pillar of Teaching Reading: Research shows phonics approach is crucial to children’s literacy, but New York City programs are often lacking