News Tag: Teacher Education

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Matt Ronfeldt receives grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study student teaching

Tags: expertise, ronfeldt, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

Matt Ronfeldt and Dan Goldhaber (of the American Institute of Research) were recently awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct a large-scale research project across three states to study and improve student teaching experiences during pre-service teacher preparation.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Teacher education at SOE featured on KQED’s Mind/Shift

Tags: ball, boerst, davis, moje, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

A feature story posted on KQED’s Mind/Shift, a website for “educators, tinkerers, policy makers, and lifelong learners,” is an in-depth look at SOE’s teacher education programs, examining innovations in high-leverage teaching practices, development of student teaching interns, skill-building, and student teaching.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Deborah Loewenberg Ball one of NPR’s “50 Great Teachers”

Tags: ball, expertise, teacher education

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is featured on National Public Radio’s series on 50 Great Teachers.The story interviews Ball about educating educators, and also mentions TeachingWorks, and the Elementary Mathematics Laboratory.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

American RadioWorks showcases SOE in documentary, “Teaching Teachers”

Tags: instructional improvement, literacy, rounds project, teacher education

Many SOE faculty members and students are prominently featured in the latest documentary from American RadioWorks, "Teaching Teachers," which reviews the state of teacher education in the United States and asks what it would take to improve teaching on a wide scale.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NSF awards grant to Meghan Shaughnessy, Timothy Boerst, Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Tags: ball, boerst, expertise, mathematics education, shaughnessy, teacher education

Meghan Shaughnessy, Timothy Boerst, and Deborah Loewenberg Ball have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, “Strengthening the Quality, Design and Usability of Simulations as Assessments of Teaching Practice.” This project will explore crucial questions about the design and use of simulations of practice to assess preservice teachers’ readiness.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Task force co-chaired by Deanna Birdyshaw releases report on teacher prep

Tags: birdyshaw, expertise, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

Co-chaired by Deanna Birdyshaw, the International Literacy Association Literacy Teacher Preparation Task Force has released its Preliminary Report on Teacher Preparation for Literacy Instruction. The report’s data reflect the first phase of a study of what states’ requirements are for preservice teachers in terms of developing their skills as literacy instructors.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Deborah Loewenberg Ball quoted in story on teacher prep

Tags: ball, expertise, teacher education, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality

A story in the Deseret (Utah) News, “Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?” quotes Deborah Loewenberg Ball. On the contention that teaching skills can be taught, mastered and tested, Ball said, "Our position is that [the] profession should take responsibility for this."

Monday, June 08, 2015

Deborah Loewenberg Ball cited in Education Policy Center blog

Tags: ball, expertise, teacher education, teacher effectiveness, teachingworks

In the InformED blog on the website of the Education Policy Center, American Institutes for Research, Deborah Loewenberg Ball is quoted on teacher preparation. “These are things that we can teach people how to do using videotape, specific feedback, and practicing moves. It is not simple to lead productive discussions with 30 or more students, but it is something that can be taught and learned."

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