Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age, Part II

allianceforexcellenteducationRecently, the Alliance for Excellent Education offered a free webinar entitled, “Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age, Part II.” This webinar is now available for viewing at http://www.all4ed.org/webinars

The panelists included:
Tom Carroll, President, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF)
Charles Coble, Cofounder and Partner, Teacher Preparation Analytics
Sharon Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

The first webinar in this series featured Ron Thorpe of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Barnett Berry of the Center for Teaching Quality; and Lynne Schrum, Dean of the College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University, who discussed the implications of an increasingly global economy and complex world for training teachers.

In its recently released paper, Culture Shift, the Alliance states that it is imperative to continue shifting the culture of teaching to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career. Meeting these twenty-first-century learning demands requires moving the education system to a learner-centered instructional model driven by high-quality digital learning and the effective use of technology that provides a more personalized, rigorous, and collaborative learning environment for each student.

In the second webinar, panelists discuss promising developments in remodeling teacher education and explore the challenges in making lasting, systemic change.