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CSU Department of Educator Preparation and Public School Programs
2019-20 Webinar Series


Upcoming webinars to be announced. 

 Archived Webinars 

CSU Department of Educator Preparation and Public School Programs Webinar Series

Webinar 4: Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms
Facilitator: Claire Cavallaro, Dean Emeritus, CSU Fullerton
Date/time: Thursday, May 7, 2020 

Overview: This webinar aimed to inform and inspire teacher educators to engage in ongoing conversations focused on preparing teachers to promote just, equitable and inclusive education in California's diverse classrooms. Within this board topic, a panel of CSU faculty shared strategies and resources they use to help teacher candidates address issues related to bias and equity, both coursework and in practice Pre-K -12 school settings. Participants shared ways they connect with colleagues to move this agenda forward within their own professional context. 

Webinar 3: Using Student Voice to Understand the Challenges of Teaching in Diverse Classrooms
Facilitator: Ginger Simon, Educator Preparation Data Coach, CSU Educator Quality Center
Date/time: Friday, February 21, 2020 

Overview: The webinar Using Student Voice to Understand the Challenge of Teaching in Diverse Classrooms provided two key data sources that reflect the challenges that recent CSU credential students face working in diverse classrooms, including a live panel of current and recent CSU credential students. Presenters discussed ways to use student voice to improve teacher preparation programs and how to engage in safe and open dialogue with colleagues about program improvement. 

Webinar 2: An Investment in Teacher Residency Preparation: A teacher residency pathway in partnership between California State University, Bakersfield and the Greenfield Union School District
Facilitator: Dr. Kristina LaGue, Department Chair of Teacher Education, California State University, Bakersfield
Date/time: Friday, November 15, 2019 

Overview: The webinar Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms provided detailed information about one teacher residency pathway, the Kern Teacher Residency-Greenfield program. Formed in 2017, this residency pathway is funded through district LCAP funds which provide resident stipends, mentor teacher stipends, a school district administrator to coordinate the program, and in-kind support from instructional specialists. The district shared the value in investing district funds in the teacher residency program and the transformative nature of sharing responsibility for teacher preparation. 

Webinar 1: Recruiting Teachers for Diverse Classroom
Facilitator: Ken Futernick, Director of CSU EduCorps
Friday, October 25, 2019 

Overview: This webinar provided a brief overview of current staffing trends in California’s PK-12 public schools with a focus on the impact that teacher shortages and diversity gaps have on students. Presenters described strategies, including “developmental advising,” financial aid, and campaigns targeting high school and community college students that have proven effective in increasing the enrollment and diversity of candidates applying for credential programs. 

NGEI Sustainability Video Conference 

October 3, 2019
View a clip from the video conference hosted by WestEd and featuring the CSU EdQ Center. The conference offered high-level insights about how campuses are planning to sustain NGEI reforms based on recent site visits. Sustainability challenges and potential solutions were discussed.

NGEI Sustainability Webinar Video

Inclusive Teacher Preparation Practices 

March 15, 2019
This webinar featuring Mary Brownell, Center Director of CEEDAR; Mary Sandy, Executive Director of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and other expert presenters, including representatives from CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, and the Orange County Department of Education addressed practices and policy developments in which CSU faculty have played prominent leadership roles and is relevant for all teacher preparation programs.