AACTE Back to School Webinar Series with ATLAS, ISTE & EdPrepLab
Register today for the final two webinars in AACTE’s Back to School Webinars Series this month. On August 18, join AACTE and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to review and discuss survey data and case studies that cover higher education’s ability to help PK-12 schools integrate technology. Then, on August 26, rejoin EdPrepLab to learn how educator preparation has been shaped by the experiences of the spring and the demands of the new school year. Read on for more webinar details.
ISTE: Integrating Digital Technologies in Remote K-12 Learning: Lessons for Higher Education Preparation Programs
August 18, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET
As a result of the global health pandemic, teacher preparedness to integrate digital technology into their teaching has become a leading topic of conversation in both the PK-12 and higher education communities. How well are PK-12 teachers being prepared to integrate digital technologies and the ISTE Standards into their PK-12 teaching? What is higher education doing well? Where are the gaps?
In this webinar, you will hear from AACTE Innovation and Technology Committee co-chair Liz Kolb and Victoria Carter from the University of Michigan about two survey results pre and post COVID-19. The first survey, pre COVID-19, investigates PK-12 teachers’ and administrators’ perceptions of how well new teachers are prepared to integrate technology tools and the ISTE Standards for Students. The second survey focuses on how teachers experience remote teaching and learning during the pandemic. While both are national surveys, we will focus on the state of Michigan as a case study. The presentation will include suggestions and implications for teacher preparation in higher education as well as PK-12 district professional development for moving toward high-quality preparation of teacher candidates for face to face, remote, and blended learning environments with technology tools.
AACTE and EdPrepLab: Preparing Educators During COVID-19: Lessons Learned and New Challenges for Fall 2020
August 26, 2020 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
AACTE and Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab), an initiative of the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) and Bank Street Graduate School of Education, are excited to share lessons learned about effective teacher and leader preparation strategies during COVID-19. Panelists will discuss how educator preparation has been shaped by the experiences of the past spring and the demands of the new school year. The discussion will also address how programs are continually reimagining their structures and practices even as they maintain a focus on key commitments to deeper learning and equity. The webinar will addresse (1) how are programs applying what they learned during the spring school shutdowns to adapt to emerging conditions in the fall? (2) how are programs continuing to adapt to new challenges including remote and hybrid school start-ups, social distancing requirements, and students’ social-emotional needs? And (3) how are programs positioning themselves, their teacher and leader candidates, as assets for PK-12 schools in providing equitable deeper learning opportunities for all students?