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1 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Accreditation Living the TI life

2 Welcome and Introductions Dr. Diana Piccolo Missouri State University Dr. Laurie Edmondson Drury University Dr. Colleen Hardy Evangel University

3 Transformation Initiative Teacher Education Alliance The over-arching goal of the Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) is to positively impact student achievement in partner schools. A secondary goal is to identify teacher education candidates that have a passion for working with children of poverty and increase their preparedness to be successful in these schools

4 Transformation Initiative Teacher Education Alliance The Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) is a collaboration betweenTEA Springfield Public Schools (SPS), Missouri State University, Drury University, Evangel University, Baptist Bible College. The focus of the collaboratio n is on high- poverty schools

5 Partner Institutions InstitutionClassification Total Enrollment ( ) Declared Majors in Elementary and Secondary Education ( ) Candidates Admitted to Teacher Education Program ( ) Expected Practicum Candidates, TEA/Total (TEA/Total) ( ) Baptist Bible College Private, church affiliated /18 Drury University Private, liberal arts, church affiliated /97 Evangel University Private, liberal arts, church- affiliated /102 Missouri State University Public, comprehensive /535

6 Transformation Initiative Goals Teacher Education Alliance To support quality teaching and learning within the partner schools of the Teacher Education Alliance (TEA). To address the needs of high-poverty (Title I) schools that partner with TEA professional preparation programs. To contribute to the research base for effective teacher education, teaching, and student learning. To link prior research findings and ongoing TEA research to school practices and to the TEA professional preparation programs.

7 GoalsActivitiesResearch To support quality teaching and learning within the partner schools of the Teacher Education Alliance (TEA). *TEA professional learning provided for candidates each semester *Collaborative school sites *Collaborative site candidate interviews *Collaborative site supervisor *Collaborative site supervisor handbook *Student teacher survey data *Cooperating teacher survey data *Candidate feedback from professional learning sessions To address the needs of high- poverty (Title I) schools that partner with TEA professional preparation programs. *Weller Elementary Action Plan *Bingham Elementary Action Plan *Student Achievement Data from Weller Elem *Student Achievement Data-Title I Schools To contribute to the research base for effective teacher education, teaching, and student learning. Presentation at AACTE ( Fall 2010) Presentation at MACTE (Fall 2010) Presentation at Critical Questions Symposium (Fall 2012) *Research Brief 1 (Piccolo and Wernli, 2012) *Research Brief 2 (Piccolo and Chan, 2013) To link prior research findings and ongoing TEA research to school practices and to the TEA professional preparation programs. *TEA professional learning provided for candidates each semester *Cultural Competence Plan-3 year cycle of speakers addressing differentiation, poverty and English Language Learners *Collaborative Professional Development for first year teachers *Extended clinical experiences *Strategy for the Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs and Projects Intending to Impact Student Achievement in Title I Schools: The Case of Teaching Academies (Sell, 2009) *Learning to Teach in Title I, High Poverty Schools: A Content Analysis of Teacher Candidates’ and School Princp0ials’ Reflections on the Student Teaching Experience (Sell, 2010) *Spring 2011 TEA Online Survey: Summary of Qualitative Data Analysis (Sell, 2009) Transformation Initiative Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) Goals Alignment Chart

8 In the Beginning.. Spring 2009-Initial Collaborative meetings 2009-Decision made to pursue Transformation Initiative with NCATE (CAEP)

9 Implementation at 11 school sites Secured $25,000 local community grant Professional learning plan developed to support candidates Memorandum of Understanding signed with SPS

10 Research sub-committee created Additional school sites added to the project Survey given to candidates during the spring 2011 TEA guidebook created Panel presentation at Fall NCATE conference

11 Collaborative school sites formally added to program Research committee developed survey for cooperating teachers in addition to continuing research with candidates First onsite NCATE review-MSU

12 First research brief published Created web based data storage for collaborative use NCATE visit for Evangel University

13 Second research brief Implement co-teaching model for secondary candidates Review guidebook for necessary changes Conduct additional research NCATE visit for Drury University

14 Transformation Initiative Unexpected outcomes Collaboration between institutions extended beyond project Field experience Collaborative professional development for beginning teachers Collaboration activities led to a process for working together *TEA Guidebook *TEA Website *TEA Meeting Minutes *Data warehouse

15 Learnings Change is constant Personnel changes Put it in writing Write an epic not a short story Lack of funding encourages creativity

16 Questions Diana Piccolo Laurie Edmondson Colleen Hardy


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