Alliance for Excellent Education Webinar: New Teacher Accreditation

allianceforexcellenteducationRecently, the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a webinar, which is now available online on demand, entitled, “Next-Generation Standards and Accreditation Policies for Teacher Preparation and Development. The Alliance, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) held a webinar on the InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0. These standards and progressions-which define what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure every graduate is ready for college and a career-have been integrated into CAEP’s proposed accreditation standards for teacher preparation programs. Together, these revised standards set forth a new vision of teaching that empowers learners in attaining twenty-first-century knowledge and skills, values diversity, and leverages technology and changing learning environments.

The panelists included:
James Cibulka,PhD, President, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Mariana Haynes, PhD, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education
Irv Richardson, Director of Shared and Effective Leadership, Education Workforce,
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Maria del Carmen Salazar, PhD, Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies and Teaching, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Laura Sullivan, Teacher Candidate, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver

Maria del Carmen Salazar and Jim Cibulka discussed the InTASC standards and the implications for teacher preparation and development. Irv Richardson provided an overview of the InTASC LumiBook, a free interactive, multimedia guide to help educators collaboratively examine and improve teaching practices aligned with the standards and progressions. Laura Sullivan from the University of Denver shared her perspectives on acquiring expertise through teacher preparation programs that have integrated the InTASC standards. Mariana Haynes  moderated the discussion.

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