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1 LSP Nov 2 Agenda Announcements Reading Follow-up TERI –Update and overview –Partnerships –Task Groups

2 Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI)

3 Executive Summary Core of Redesign  Partnerships  Adaptive Expertise  Performance driven curriculum  Research agenda P-12 Student Learning Professional development schools in partnership districts that improve student performance through research-based teaching Teachers with expert knowledge base and ability to differentiate instruction for students’ needs Focus on both what we teach (content) and who we teach (ELLs, special education, culturally diverse communities) Questions centered on effectiveness of our program in preparing teachers who make a difference for students

4 Recruitment Diversify our teacher candidate pool Recruit exceptionally qualified UMN undergraduate students into licensure programs Recruit career changers for whom teaching is a goal Redesign and expand recruitment materials

5 Admissions Revise current admission criteria based on an analysis of predictive criteria Develop admission procedures to assess professional commitments

6 Prepare--clinical work Develop partnerships with school districts Implement PDS model at 5 school sites in first year Expand over 5 years to full PDS preparation

7 Prepare--for today’s and tomorrow’s schools Stronger curricular coherence between course work and clinical work (using wrap-around, modular, and thematic designs) Topics identified by school partners as high-need areas: –Special education –English language learners –Cultural competence –Families and communities –Integrating technology with instruction Develop core performance assessments of teacher candidates Engage university faculty in professional development opportunities

8 Job placement for completers Establish partnerships with districts Create conditions needed for hiring guarantees –Well-established partnerships –Accurate predictions of teacher hiring needs in partner districts –District commitment to hiring –Strategies for matching candidates with openings

9 Supporting our completers Multi-year induction system in partner districts –Assist school leadership to develop comprehensive induction supports –Mentor preparation –Schools as professional learning communities Support the implementation of Teacher Support Partnership Induction Guidelines Expand on-line induction programs across content areas Increase professional development offerings for inservice teachers

10 TERI Timeline June 2009 – May 2010: Design Establish governance structure Establish partnerships with 5 districts Engage task groups in curriculum and assessment development Three planning retreats Research symposia Professional development in partner districts Address institutional factors Create streamlined curriculum approval procedures within CEHD and University June 2010 – May 2011: Implementation New recruitment strategies and admissions criteria go into effect Initiate elements of the teacher education redesign: performance assessments, new courses 5 PDS sites begin work with newly admitted candidates Baseline data for research projects

11 Questions asked at 5 potential partner district meetings Ideas generated by partners Professional development in content area instruction Engaging our P-12 students in UMN campus learning activities Preparation for cooperating teachers and mentors Developing stronger assessment practices in instruction Preparing teachers who can meet the diverse learning needs of students Developing professional learning communities in schools What can we do together that will better support the learning of P-12 students? What do you see as benefits of a partnership with UMN for your community, students, and professional staff?

12 Task groups & Charges 1.Recruitment & Admissions 2.Curriculum & Assessment 3.Induction 4.Partnership Development 5.Research 6.UMN Faculty Development Chairs invited and confirmed Specific tasks identified Timelines for deliverables set Launch Nov. 2 January 13-15, 2010 Retreat June 2010 planning time

13 Task Group Work Timeline Nov 2 – Jan 13 (minimum of 4 meetings) Jan 13 – 15, 2010 Retreat Feb – May 2010 June 2010 Task Gather & synthesize information Develop recommendations Engage LSP members in discussions about identified core issues Participate in planning meetings

14 Task Group Work Deliverables Submit deliverables to TERI Leadership Team by proposed deadlines Engage in LSP deliberations Support Funds to facilitate the group’s work Administrative support GA support Paid retreat time Paid time from June planning meetings

15 Decision-making process Consultation processes in CEHD and with Partners Task Groups will make recommendations to LSP The LSP will make recommendations to LSP Steering Council LSP Steering Council will make decisions and recommendations to College Curriculum Council Program changes and approvals will happen through college curriculum procedures

16 Dec 7 LSP Meeting Task Group Chairs: Update on Task Group work LSP Members: Talk with program area colleagues and bring back their reactions Identify who will attend the Jan retreat— give list of names to Michelle

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