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Questions, Comments and Suggestions for Work Group 1

Here is a list of questions, comments and suggestions for the UK College of Education Work Group 1 (Future of Teacher and Leader Education)

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Do we have the wherewithal to try small implementations of ideas developed by this group in our teacher training and ...

Do we have the wherewithal to try small implementations of ideas developed by this group in our teacher training and ...
Our colleges need to promote and market from within

We have to advocate for our programs. We have to take advantage of opportunities to do this - NCUR Open House for example. University of Washington and University of Michigan are great examples - you go to their webpages and you see them promoting ALL their teacher ed programs.

12

Examination of current programs

Examination of current programs

Look at our programs currently - most do NOT need a major overhaul. They just need the continual tweaking that programs do annually.

9

Implement a shadow program (idea for a department or program to prototype).

How might we craft meaningful opportunities for staff or faculty to shadow peers in other departments and programs?

14

Stop Apologizing for Our Programs

Stop Apologizing for Our Programs

Starting inside the college, we need to Champion our programs. Administrators (inside and outside the college) need to listen to what our teacher educators are saying about what we do - what we do well, what we need to work on, what support we needed, etc.

11

Rebranding our Programs

Rebranding our Programs

Our programs are already highly selective - promote and rebrand our programs to highlight the unique aspects. Example: MIC has been MIC. Why not MIC Collaborative Clinical Teacher Leader Program? This better represents what the program is about.

10

Rethinking our Promotional Activities

Rethinking our Promotional Activities

Instead of doing activities on our lawn - go across the street the the "lawn" of Arts & Sciences. Set up a tent there to promote our programs - let's us talk to and attract students that are not already in our programs.

8

How might we have substantive conversations within our ranks about our assumptions?

How might we have substantive conversations within our ranks about our assumptions?
6

We need to be talking further about our assumptions.

We need to be talking further about our assumptions.
5

We need to feel safe enough to be vulnerable with each other.

We need to feel safe enough to be vulnerable with each other.
4

We should attempt micro-scale implementation of one or more of ideas presented on December 10. Prototyping!

We should attempt micro-scale implementation of one or more of ideas presented on December 10. Prototyping!
3

Teacher educators involved at all levels of state policy making (idea for a department or program to prototype).

Teacher educators involved at all levels of state policy making (idea for a department or program to prototype).

How might we test ways within our departments to foster greater involvement of teacher educators in policy making at all levels?

2

An individualized, personalized teacher education program (idea for a department or program to prototype).

An individualized, personalized teacher education program (idea for a department or program to prototype).

How might we create an individualized, personalized program for all teachers in training?

7

We should continue the discussion on Vanguard.

We should continue the discussion on Vanguard.
1

Adopt a standards-based approach to teacher preparation including peer review, feedback, observations, etc.

Adopt a standards-based approach to teacher preparation including peer review, feedback, observations, etc.

How might we adopt a standards-based approach to teacher preparation including peer review, feedback, observations, etc. (idea for a department or program to prototype).