The Current and Future State of Teacher Education with Linda Darling-Hammond
Teacher Education programs are increasingly expected to prepare educators who can teach students of all backgrounds to think critically and deeply, address the range of serious life challenges, engage in collaborative learning and develop deep content knowledge. Programs are also being held to rigorous state and disciplinary standards and being required to provide evidence of their impact on teacher learning and P-12 student learning. At the same time, the number of pathways to teaching is rapidly growing, increasing numbers of educators to have little or no formal preparation before becoming teachers, and there is a recognition of the need for induction support for new teachers.
All of these and other factors raise important questions that will be addressed in this discussion about how we can prepare classroom-ready teachers -- now and in the future.
Preregistration is required for this free event.
Stanford Professor Emeritus Linda Darling-Hammond is president of the Learning Policy Institute, an education think tank. Previously, she was a professor at Columbia University's Teacher College.
She has also served as the founding director of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, whose 1996 report What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future led to sweeping policy changes affecting teaching. In 2006, she was named one of the nation's 10 most influential people affecting educational policy, and in 2008, was a member of President Obama's education policy transition team.