Webinar: Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age

This Tuesday, the Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar entitled “Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age.”

The webinar will be moderated by Mary Ann Wolf of the Alliance for Excellent Education. The panelists, who will provide a diversity of views from different perspectives within the field,will be Barnett Berry, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Teaching Quality; Lynne Schrum, PhD, Dean, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University; and Ronald Thorpe, EdD, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET), for a webinar on the future of teacher preparation in the digital age. The webinar will highlight promising developments and explore the challenges of remodeling teacher preparation programs.

Due to an increasingly global economy and complex world, the skills and knowledge that today’s students need to succeed have changed. 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.

Successfully transitioning to this type of education system requires a culture shift in the way high-quality instruction is delivered in the nation’s schools. Additionally, the teaching profession needs to be elevated and made more specialized through changes in the way the nation’s teachers are prepared.

For all of the details, please visit http://media.all4ed.org/registration-dec-11-2012