Events

EdPrepLab Panel Discussion & Fireside Chat

Date/Time
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
12:00 PM EDT - 5:30 PM EDT

Location:
Virtual

Event Title:
EdPrepLab Panel Discussion & Fireside Chat

  • Panel Discussion: Early Career Teacher Panel (12:00 PM – 1:20 PM ET)
  • Fireside Chat: Introducing the Science of Learning and Development (SoLD) Educator Preparation Principles (4:15 PM – 5:30 PM ET)

Description:
Join Educator Preparation Laboratory—an initiative of Bank Street Graduate School of Education and Learning Policy Institute—for one or both of the events below.

Early Career Teacher Panel (12:00 PM – 1:20 PM ET)

This event will feature a panel of early career teachers as well as principals who are supporting new teachers in their schools. Judith Warren Little, Dean and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, will moderate a discussion with some of our newest teachers so we can hear directly from them about their experiences in this complex moment. Our goal is to hear from our panelists about what early career teachers need right now to enact equity-focused, deeper learning practices in their classrooms and how preparation programs and pre-K–12 schools can partner to support them.

Introducing the Science of Learning and Development (SoLD) Educator Preparation Principles (4:15 PM – 5:30 PM ET)

Speakers will discuss research on new design principles for educator preparation based on the science of learning and development. We will kick off the discussion with a keynote address by Pamela Cantor, MD, Founder and Senior Science Advisor of Turnaround for Children, on the importance of using the science of learning and development to design learning environments for pre-K–12 students. We will then turn to a conversation about how EdPrepLab is using the science of learning and development to craft principles for the preparation of teachers and leaders. These principles will sharpen EdPrepLab’s focus on the structures and practices educator preparation programs need to enact in order to prepare teachers and leaders focused on deeper learning and equity. Speakers will discuss the critical role these principles should play in designing preparation programs that develop the educators all our students need and deserve.

Speakers:

  • Na’ilah Nasir, President of the Spencer Foundation and President of the American Educational Research Association
  • Shael Polakow-Suransky, President of Bank Street College
  • Jacqueline Rodriguez, Vice President, Research, Policy, and Advocacy at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Kenneth Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle

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