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NGEI Sustainability Video Conference

Join WestEd on Thursday, October 3, from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm for a discussion on high-level insights about how campuses are planning to sustain NGEI reforms based on recent site visits. Sustainability challenges and potential solutions will be discussed.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Zoom Link: https://wested.zoom.us/my/fionaread

Call-in: +1877-853-5247; code 510-302-4313

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

Webinar 1: Recruiting Teachers for Diverse Classrooms
Facilitator: Ken Futernick, Director of CSU EduCorps
Friday, October 25, 2019 (9:00 to 10:30 am)

Register here 

Overview: This webinar will begin with 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 will then describe 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. 

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  (10:00 to 11:30 am)
Overview: This webinar will share 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. Key components of the residency program will be shared including joint (university and district) resident and mentor selection, monthly mentor teacher meetings, and efforts towards course and clinical practice alignment. The district will share the value in investing district funds in the teacher residency program and the transformative nature of sharing responsibility for teacher preparation. 

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 (10:00 to 11:30 am)
Overview: This webinar will examine 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 will also discuss 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 4: Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms
Facilitator: Claire Cavallaro, Dean Emeritus, CSU Fullerton
Date/time: Friday, March 20, 2020 (10:00 to 11:30 am)
Overview: Details about this webinar forthcoming.

For more information on how to register for Webinars 2, 3, and 4, please contact Ken Futernick at kfuternick@calstate.edu.

 Archived Webinars 

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.