Your Name and Title: Kristoffer Kohl
School, or Organization Name: Center for Teaching Quality
Co-Presenter Name(s): Emily Vickery
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): K-12 and higher education teachers, school administrators, teaching candidates
Short Session Description (one line): Join us for a conversation on rebooting America’s approach to teacher preparation by exploring the report Teaching 2030: Leveraging Teacher Preparation 2.0, which jettisons the 20th century debates over teacher preparation and executes a bold vision for change.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): TEACHING 2030: Leveraging Teacher Preparation 2.0 draws on what works today in isolated pockets of teacher preparation, but dares to rethink the profession to better serve students.
We selected this publication’s title, TEACHING 2030: Leveraging Teacher Preparation 2.0, because it’s time to change what “teacher preparation” is and does. We need to transform current federal and state preparation policies, which tend to focus on training teachers to teach using a narrow set of pedagogical skills rather than preparing them to lead.
Simultaneously, we must change our approach to school organization to attract and retain a talented workforce by offering diverse opportunities for teacher leadership and meaningful career growth—within and beyond the classroom. We must not only improve preparation programs, but build demand for the teacher leaders they must produce.
Further, we offer some hints about Teacher Preparation 3.0—where we imagine the profession (and teacher preparation) headed by 2030, including a deeper understanding and enlarged application of connectivism, digital literacies, gamification, learning playlists, and long tail teaching led by learning architects who can drive Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses.
Our Teacher Preparation 2.0 framework comes directly from the source: we are effective teachers who work with at-risk students in high-need schools and districts. Our bold recommendations are influenced by research and based on our own experiences in teacher
preparation—but, most critically, are informed by our deep understanding of what new recruits to teaching need to be effective in our schools, now and in the future.
It’s time to reboot America’s approach to teacher preparation. Join us.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: TBD when post live, but draft version attached. Leveraging%20Teacher%20Prep%20UPDATED.pdf
I look forward to co-constructing knowledge with you.
We look forward to learning from you!