Teacher Education

What's Next? Alliance initiatives are being launched!

There has been an exceptional level of interest in participating in the Alliance. We have now created a communication system to enable all participants to begin sharing ideas.

The next steps for all those interested in the Alliance are:

  • Select one or more partners and meet to plan your initial steps;
  • Complete the form to describe your plans;
  • If your partner is not yet one of the Alliance Institutions (.xlsx), simply list them in your plan.
  • Begin your Alliance initiative, identifying ways to connect it other significant ongoing efforts.
  • If you have any questions or wish assistance, send an email to the Alliance contact.

We look forward to meeting with all of you at the 2013 California Alliance webinar series (.pdf). These will be an extremely valuable opportunity for learning about and sharing successful approaches in major areas of clinical teacher preparation. The series is described below.

California Alliance for Clinical Partnerships Webinar Series

Webinar #1: California Alliance for Clinical Partnerships: Models of Success
- January 10, 2013 @ 3:30pm (PST)

The webinar will address the key success factors in clinical partnerships preparing new teachers and the implications for advancing excellence in California's teacher preparation programs and school districts.

Please register for the first event and then you will receive invitations to the series. To register, go to the webinar site and select "Sign Up for this Webinar."

Webinar #2: Clinical Demonstration Sites and Co-Teaching Residencies
- February 7, 2013 @ 3:30pm (PST)

The webinar will examine model clinical sites for teacher preparation, effective designs for selection of candidate placements, training of Master Teachers, and co-teaching designs for student teaching and residencies.

Webinar #3: Clinical Designs and Reforms: STEM and Linked Learning
- March 7, 2013 @ 3:30pm (PST)

The webinar will explore successful strategies for advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in clinical teacher preparation, including examples of STEM-rich elementary placements, middle school math and science teacher preparation, and High School Linked Learning designs.

Webinar #4: Alternative Induction Pathways for Beginning Teachers
- April 9, 2013 @ 3:30pm (PST)

The webinar will discuss innovative approaches that enable beginning teachers affected by school district lay-offs to complete their credential, including programs for K-6, middle school, and high school teachers.

Webinar #5: Outcomes-Based Assessments in Teacher Preparation
- May 2, 2013 @ 3:30pm (PST)

The webinar will focus on advances in performance-based assessment of teacher candidates and outcome measures for evaluating teacher education