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July Webinar to Highlight Local Action to Diversify Teacher Pipeline

On July 27, AACTE will host the final installment of a four-part webinar series highlighting the experiences and findings of each of the 10 institutions in the AACTE Black and Hispanic/Latino Male Teachers Initiative Networked Improvement Community (NIC). The webinar, “Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline at CSU-Fullerton and Northeastern Illinois University: Lessons From AACTE’s NIC,” will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.

In this webinar, presenters from California State University, Fullerton, and Northeastern Illinois University will discuss the how their teams applied improvement science in the context of the NIC, as well as at their own institutions. The discussion will feature specific initiatives and strategies developed by both institutions’ teams and will demonstrate how NIC-developed approaches can be adapted locally to advance a common goal – in this case, to increase the percentage of Black and Hispanic/Latino men receiving initial teaching certification through educator preparation programs.

Presenters will explore key topics such as –

  • The importance of school-university partnerships as an entry point for recruitment
  • The establishment of support frameworks to advance candidate recruitment and success
  • The process of identifying key program components to attract and support students to become teachers and leaders
  • The challenges and successes encountered by each team as they worked to implement NIC-inspired approaches

I will be moderating the webinar and will be joined by the following presenters:

  • Ernest Black, Director, CalState TEACH, California State University, Fullerton
  • Alberto López-Carrasquillo, Associate Dean & Licensure Officer, Northeastern Illinois University

Register here to join us July 27.

You can also learn more about what was shared through previous webinars in this series by viewing a recording and the PowerPoint for each, located in the AACTE Resource Library. The stories shared by each NIC institution through this series will also be featured as case studies in a conceptual framework paper being developed for release later in 2017.

Click here to catch up on what you missed in the first webinar, which featured MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS), the University of Connecticut, and Western Kentucky University, and here to learn more about work at Florida Atlantic University and the University of St. Thomas (MN). The third webinar, which featured Boston University (MA), the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, & William Paterson University (NJ), can be found here.

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Amanda Lester

Director, Programs & Professional Learning, AACTE