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Educator Preparation Presentations

Educator Preparation presentations take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 12 p.m. in College of Education and Human Development room 1030.

Topics for these presentations will be announced closer to their dates.

Fall 2016

September 28
Open Forum: “Professional Education Faculty (PEF) Retreat Recap: What Can Be Learned From Our Programs’ Syllabi Analysis?”
Facilitator: Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation

This summer, 17 PEF faculty members analyzed program syllabi to examine our attention to cultural responsive pedagogy, technology, classroom management and community building, universal design for learning, and/or assessment.  Join us in a conversation with faculty regarding what they learned from an in-depth look at syllabi.

October 26
Open Forum: “ECEE and CPS Faculty Promote RTI/SST Collaboration of Preservice Teachers and Preservice School Psychologists”
Facilitator: Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation
Panelists: CEHD faculty members Barbara Meyers, Joel Meyers, Steven Truscott, Andy Roach and Carla Tanguay; School of Public Health Clinical Assistant Professor Emily Cook Graybill

Best practices in current educational initiatives, such as response to intervention (RtI), call for intentional data-based decision making and multi-disciplinary approaches to problem-solving to effectively meet the needs of all learners. Over the past 15 years, faculty from the Departments of Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Counseling and Psychological Services have collaborated to provide opportunities for future teachers and future school psychologists to work side-by-side on simulated intervention teams at the preservice level in hopes that they will value the efficacy of their complimentary roles to serve children at the in-service level.

November 30
Open Forum: “Teacher Educators Engaging with ‘Facing History and Ourselves’ Curriculum: Our Experiences and Current Wonderings”
Facilitator: Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation
Panelists: CEHD faculty members Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Stephanie Behm Cross and Chantee Earl

This session will be devoted to examining and deconstructing current events through the critical lens of “Facing History and Ourselves.” Session participants will discuss various newspaper clippings and recent statements by high-level educational officials, critically examine universal design for learning, and hear feedback from doctoral students and preservice teachers doing this work in their courses and scholarly activities. We hope that this session invites criticality, ethical reflection and emotional engagement about and throughout our teacher education programs.

Spring 2017

January 25
Open Forum: “Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy, Part I”
Facilitator: Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation
Panelists: CEHD faculty members Cathy Amanti, Sue Kasun and Laura May

In recent years, critical scholars from the field of language education have shifted away from a monolingual approach to language education to an approach that acknowledges and incorporates the fluid language practices of multilingual individuals and communities.  Rather than viewing languages in isolation of each other, these scholars consider the varied and rich language abilities of emergent bilinguals to be part of a person’s linguistic resources that can be drawn upon to communicate and make meaning of text.  This suggests that rather than keeping languages separate in the classroom, teachers should organize instruction in a way that capitalizes on their students’ translanguaging abilities.

February 22
Open Forum: “Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy, Part II”
Facilitator: Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation
Panelists: CEHD faculty members Cathy Amanti and Laura May

This session is a follow-up to the Jan. 25 Professional Development Wednesdays forum, when the discussion focused on the recent shift in the field of language education from a monolingual approach to a translanguaging approach. In Part II, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what the implications of this new approach are for their own work.

March 22
Panelists: CEHD faculty members Janice Fournillier, Joyce King and Brian Williams

  • Janice Fournillier will speak to various ways in which the methodologies allow for the issues to be studied and the challenges of doing research and being an activist.
  • Joyce King will present examples of her pedagogy and using testimonials, will demonstrate how students report reaching new levels of critical consciousness about racial-social-justice in her courses.
  • Brian Williams will provide examples of the ways he creates critical spaces for teachers to reflect on their beliefs, make shifts of consciousness, and accommodate new perspectives on equity and justice in education.