Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Innovations in Clinical Preparation for Teachers
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Innovations in Clinical Preparation for Teachers

Washington, D.C. — Research is unambiguous that teachers grow substantially in their first years on the job, yet schools often expect teachers to learn in the hot seat. There is a way to accelerate the learning curve of new teachers and ensure that they feel ready to lead classrooms of their own beginning on day one: high-quality, clinically focused teacher preparation and residency programs.

On Friday, December 11, the Center for American Progress and the Clayton Christensen Institute will host a discussion to explore innovations—pursued by both charter management organizations and traditional preparation programs—in clinical preparation from across the country. These programs, which can help expand the pool of teacher candidates, can also help ensure that all teachers will have the tools necessary to lead their students to success.

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Featured panelists:
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

Moderated by:
Lisette Partelow, Director of Teacher Policy, Center for American Progress; Co-Author, “Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession”


Friday, December 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information, contact Allison Preiss at [email protected] or 202.478.6331.