Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Rounds Project’s innovative take on teacher preparation featured on Detroit’s Channel 4 WDIV

Tags: bain, moje, teacher education

Detroit’s Channel 4 WDIV news featured the Rounds Project, created by School of Education Associate Dean Elizabeth Birr Moje and professor Robert Bain. The Rounds Project is modeled after the methods used to train medical interns to treat patients. Student interns complete rounds through three different middle and high school classrooms in preparation for their student teaching semester. During the course of the program, attending teachers help interns hone specific skills critical to successful teaching.

WDIV’s Rhonda Walker followed a graduate of the Rounds Project and current attending teacher in the program, Amelia Gernand. Gernand is a history teacher at the Detroit Institute of Technology who credits her effective teaching skills to the program. Also in the segment, Elizabeth Moje offers insights into the development and growth of the Rounds Project, as well as how the project is helping to integrate the teacher education curriculum at the University of Michigan.  

The story was a feature in the NBC News’ Education Nation series.

Bob Bain is Associate Professor, School of Education; Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Elizabeth Birr Moje is George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Dean of the School of Education

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