New Tools and Resources for Reimagining Teacher Preparation

For the past two years, Education First has facilitated a community of practice of five teacher preparation technical assistance centers–Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, National Center for Teacher Residencies, TeacherSquared, TeachingWorks and University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Prep–working to reimagine the way teachers are prepared for the classroom.

As part of their work on this project, Centers created tools and resources to support teacher preparation programs.

Now, Education First has worked to curate and share the very best of the Centers’ tools and resources. These have been compiled into the following toolkits:

— Building the Capacity of Teacher Candidates Through Practice  

— Using Data to Improve the Quality of Programming over Time

— Developing and Supporting Effective Teacher Educators

— Partnering with K-12 School Systems and the Communities They Serve

Teacher preparation program staff and other audiences–including policymakers, supervisors and mentor teachers–can use these toolkits to improve their programming and offer high-impact learning experiences to teacher candidates. Each tool and resource is labeled with its intended audience.

To access the toolkits, see: