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Voices from the Field: What Early Career Teachers Need Right Now

On June 8, the EdPrepLab, a collaboration between the Learning Policy Institute and Bankstreet College, will host its annual Spring Convening. Registration closes Tuesday, June 7.

Speakers will discuss research on new design principles for educator preparation based on the science of learning and development. We will kick off the discussion with a keynote address by Pamela Cantor, MD, founder and senior science advisor of Turnaround for Children, on the importance of using the science of learning and development to design learning environments for PK–12 students. We will then turn to a conversation about how EdPrepLab is using the science of learning and development to craft principles for the preparation of teachers and leaders. These principles will sharpen EdPrepLab’s focus on the structures and practices educator preparation programs need to enact in order to prepare teachers and leaders focused on deeper learning and equity. Speakers will discuss the critical role these principles should play in designing preparation programs that develop the educators all our students need and deserve.

The SoLD Educator Preparation Principles Fireside Chat will feature: (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

  • Pamela Cantor, M.D., Founder and Senior Science Advisor of Turnaround for Children
  • Na’ilah Nasir, President of the Spencer Foundation and President of the American Educational Research Association
  • Shael Polakow-Suransky, President of Bank Street College
  • Jacqueline Rodriguez, Vice President Research, Policy, and Advocacy at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Kenneth M. Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education Emeritus at the University of Washington-Seattle

To listen to the panel, register by Tuesday, June 7!


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Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez

Vice President, Research, Policy, and Advocacy, AACTE

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