How well is America teaching its teachers?
As accountability pressures on the nation's teaching force mount,
scrutiny of colleges of education is intensifying as well. During this
one-day EWA seminar, journalists and experts will delve into the growing efforts to revamp how aspiring educators are prepared for the classroom and how teacher-preparation programs are held accountable for results.
seminar will offer:
- Lessons in how to examine the federal data on
education schools and teacher certification
- Exploration of how ed schools are trying to
reform and the alternative programs cropping up to replace them
- Insights into the debate over new ways to
evaluate teacher prep programs and their graduates
- Perspectives from new teachers on how ready --
or not -- they were for the classroom
- Tips from reporters who have successfully
covered the topic
The Education Writers Association has a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome. Rates are $115.00 for double or king rooms (plus applicable taxes of 13.40%). To make a reservation, call toll free at (877) 531-2703 or direct at (612) 333-4646. Be sure to request the Education Writers Association rate. You can also make your reservation online here. Cut off date to make reservations is Thursday, October 11, 2012. Transportation will be provided to and from the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Southeast Oak Street.
If you have any questions regarding the seminar contact Lori Crouch, Assistant Director. For any hotel reservation questions, contact Tracee Eason, Administrative Coordinator.