Time and time again, studies have shown that teachers are the single greatest in-school factor that affects student achievement. Still, policymakers often expect teachers to learn in the hot seat. There is a solution to ensure that new teachers feel ready to lead classrooms of their own beginning on day one: high-quality, clinically focused teacher preparation and residency programs.
Charter management organizations and traditional preparation programs alike are pursuing clinically based strategies to train and prepare prospective teachers for the classroom, often expanding the pool of teacher candidates in the process. This panel will explore innovations in clinical preparation from across the country. By highlighting these programs, we can arrive one step closer to ensuring that all teachers will have the tools necessary to lead their students to success. We hope you will join the Clayton Christensen Institute and the Center for American Progress for this discussion.
Thomas Arnett, Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute; Author, “Startup Teacher Education: A Fresh Take on Teacher Credentialing”
Pam Lamcke, Director of Credentialing, Summit Public Schools
Scott McCue, Chief Operating Officer, Sposato Graduate School of Education
Jacqueline Greer, Executive Director, Washington, D.C., Urban Teachers
Lisette Partelow, Director of Teacher Policy, Center for American Progress; Co-Author of “Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession”