Webinar Series: Using Data to Promote Culturally Responsive Teaching
This two-part interactive webinar series supports educator preparation program faculty and staff to prepare culturally responsive, data-literate teachers. Session 1 (November 6, 2019) introduces participants to foundational information about data literacy and culturally responsive teaching and presents scenarios for participants to examine together. Session 2 (June 4, 2020) explores tools, resources, and supports that can be used in educator preparation program courses to teach data literacy focused on equity and culturally responsive teaching. View event details.
Webinar: Building a Pipeline of Effective Principals: Costs, Resources, Challenges, and Opportunities (May 16, 2019)
Dr. Susan Gates and Dr. Julia Kaufman of the RAND Corporation present research findings on two studies related to The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative, specifically addressing questions surrounding the feasibility, effectiveness, and affordability of establishing a principal pipeline. Dr. Gates presents the results of a recently released study examining the student, school, and principal-retention outcomes associated with principal pipelines. Dr. Kaufman provides an overview of her research on the development and implementation of principal pipelines, with a focus on the importance and impact of strong principal pipelines. A practitioner representing a participating district discusses the implementation, impact, and lessons learned from the initiative. View event details.
Bridge Event: Equity and Diversity in Teacher Preparation: Learning from Research and Practice (June 25, 2018)
Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools at Boston College, discusses three broad bodies of research in teacher preparation—accountability, effectiveness, and policies; teacher preparation for the knowledge society; and teacher preparation for diversity and equity—and key findings within each line of research. She also describes a conceptual framework she has developed for “putting equity at the center” of teacher preparation. A panel of practitioners representing state education agencies, higher education, and alternative preparation programs discuss their efforts to promote equity in teacher preparation and their current research needs. View event details.