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August 2013 Archives

Bob Utke, EDRC's Clinical Learning Coordinator, welcomed all CEHD supervisors back on August 30th with the first of a intentional series of workshops to support supervisor, teacher candidate, and school partner needs in 2013-14. The workshop series is planned as follows:

August 30, 2013 -- Orientation to role

Sept 6, 2013 - Observation and documentation

Sept 13, 2013 - Mentoring performance

November 1, 2013 - Supervisory dilemmas

January 10, 2014 - Coaching practice

February 7, 2014 - edTPA review

March 7, 2014 - Final evaluation, recommendations, and career services

Misty Sato begins Sabbatical

Misty Sato, EDRC Executive Director, TERI Program Director, and principal investigator, begins a well-deserved one year sabbatical. The EDRC team will be in good hands with the leadership of both Martha Bigelow (Associate Professor & Interim Executive Director) and Deborah Dillon (Associate Dean for Graduate, Professional, and International Programs & co-principal investigator). Stacy Ernst will serve as Interim TERI Program Director & Partner Network Coordinator.

New this year! Thanks to the generosity of our school partners and co-teaching pairs last year, we were able to collect footage from most partner districts of co-teaching in a variety of classrooms last Spring-- from 2nd graders at St. Anthony Park to a newcomers class at Wellstone.

Once editing is completed, we'll be adding video of University of Minnesota teacher candidates and cooperating teachers in the Partner Network schools to our enhance the online modules.

Workshops held so far in 2013-14:

  • Co-Teaching strategies to maximize student achievement (related to SOEI elements 1Aiii, 1Cii, 3Bi, 4Bii) workshop for 10 teachers at Minneapolis Public Schools district headquarters, August 14, 2013.
  • Seventy-five University of Minnesota Elementary Education teacher candidates participated in the Co-Teaching Foundations training, August 19, 2013.
  • Co-Teaching Foundations and Pairs training offered in St. Paul School District for all cooperating teachers and teacher candidates August 20, 2013. (St. Paul Public Schools requires all cooperating teachers and teacher candidates in a student teaching placement to complete the foundations and pair co-teaching training).
  • Forty Dowling Urban Environmental Elementary school staff participated in Co-Teaching Foundations and Pairs Training on August 23, 2013.
  • Fifty University student teacher supervisors participated in the Supervising Co-Teaching with cooperating teachers and teacher candidates' workshop session, August 30, 2013.
  • Thirteen pairs of teacher candidate and cooperating teacher from Andersen United, Barton Open, Lucy Laney, Marcy Open and Pillsbury Community in Minneapolis Public School District participated in Co-Teaching Pairs training, September 4, 2013 at Roosevelt high school.

  • When we aren't able to provide the co-teaching professional development at your school site, remember that the Foundations and Pairs are available to our colleagues in partner districts and our students as online modules:
    Foundations Workshop
    Pairs Workshop

    The June Induction forum was followed up with a two-day Mentor Training in August where the partner university placement coordinators and partner district induction leads learned mentor skills and tools to support their induction goal. Each institution is training cooperating teachers, university supervisors and district new teacher mentors in these skills and tools so there is better alignment across the bridge of support and consistent mentoring for our newest teachers.

    Research proves that two years of regular one-on-one mentoring of a new teacher can impact student achievement. The bridge of supporting our teacher candidates with mentoring by cooperating teachers/supervisors into induction mentoring during the first year of teaching allows for two years of regular one-on-one mentoring. TERI is excited to continue to support their induction goal of implementing deep level mentor training to university supervisors this school year.

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