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Innovative Approaches to Partnerships and Preparing Educators

Educator preparation programs in conjunction with state education agencies (SEAs) across the United States are rethinking teacher education in a variety of ways. Ohio, one of the 20 states receiving intensive technical assistance (TA) from CEEDAR, is taking an aggressive and forward-thinking approach to ensuring exemplary teacher education.

Learn more about Ohio's ongoing efforts

Explore the Implications of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for Your State

View our ESSA webinar resource page to learn more about how to leverage ESSA funds for teacher preparation.

How does ESSA affect your state’s licensure process for special education teachers? CEEDAR has resources to assist your state during this time of transition.

CEEDAR and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) just released a policy brief titled Teacher Shortages: Meeting the Demand Without Sacrificing Quality Preparation and Support. It includes an informative section on leveraging ESSA funds to strengthen the educator workforce.

Upcoming Webinar

Monday November 14, 1-2pm EDT

Integrating Family Engagement in Teacher Preparation

Presenters Helene Fallon (project director, Long Island Parent Center) and Sue Barlow (executive director of Parent Network) will offer examples of how New York State teacher preparation programs incorporate explicit instruction to support the extensive data that show the benefits of effective and meaningful parent and student involvement for student performance and outcomes.

More Information and Registration

Partner Scan

The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have new resources available to assist the transition to the new Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). Visit the GTL Center for more information and to access these materials.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), in collaboration with the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), is offering a webinar called Effective Tools to Support School Leader Licensure and Professional Development: Mentoring, Modeling, and Support. Visit this information and registration page to learn more.

The U.S. Department of Education released the long-anticipated final teacher preparation regulations on October 12. Read the press release here.

Advancing Equity Through ESSA: Strategies for State Leaders is a framework developed by CCSSO and the Aspen Education & Society Program. Download a copy from their website.

Upcoming Events

30th Annual Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Teacher Education Division Conference, Lexington, KY (November 9-12)

CEEDAR Webinar: Integrating Family Engagement in Teacher Preparation (November 14, 1pm EDT)

UCEA Convention, Detroit, MI (November 17-20)
OSEPAIR American Institutes for ResearchThe University of Kansas School of EducationThe Council of Chief State School Officers
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