Teacher Development and Preparation

This is one of several interrelated spotlight sessions scheduled during the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference. The purpose of these sessions is teacher development, particularly to consolidate principles and approaches for increasing cultural competency in the classroom and to cultivate practice-based conversations around issues of race and teaching.

Friday, September 26

10:45-11:45 a.m. Spotlight Session

Dr. Richard MilnerTeaching for Equality: Issues that Divide and Unite
Dr. Richard Milner, University of Pittsburgh
Editor of Urban Education and author of Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today's Classrooms

 

Milner discusses some of the challenges teachers face in meeting the needs of students often underserved in schools. He discusses the salience of outside and inside of school factors that shape student (and teacher) success. Specific instructional strategies as well as broader reforms are considered to meet the complex needs of all students.

 

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Noon-1:15 p.m.

Coaching and Professional Development for Teachers of Diverse Learners
Annela Teemant, Serena Tyra, Catherine Bhathena
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Elementary Focus

 

Participants will explore the impact of a critical socio-cultural instructional coaching model specifically designed for urban teachers. Participants will consider how coaching toward a "critical stance" shifts identities, use of power, and agency in the teaching-learning process. Effects on student achievement will be discussed. Video clips of teaching will be showcased.

A Critical Inquiry Group Focused on Equity and School Culture

Susie Askew

Lincoln High School, Tacoma School District

Secondary Focus

 

Participants will join teachers and administrators from Lincoln High School for a conversation about using the lens of equity to focus the educators' reflections about their practice. A dilemma of practice will be shared and participants will examine student evidence to re-envision the culture of our instructional practice.


1:15-2:15 p.m. lunch


 2:30-3:45 p.m. discussion session

Participants will engage in dialogue about the themes from the Teacher Development sessions and consider implications for teaching practices. 

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Organized by the School of Education, University of Puget Sound
Contacts: Fred Hamel and Amy Ryken