A Tool for Assessing Teacher Dispositions: Why it Matters and How to Do it Effectively – Workshop
Professional dispositions include the values, experiences, and beliefs that influence one’s behaviors and professional growth. There is considerable discussion and debate as to what constitutes essential dispositions in teacher preparation, how to embed them within preparation programs, and ultimately how to assess them. Thus, BranchED created a tool that captures desired teacher candidate dispositions while addressing the needs of broadly defined special populations. Participants of this workshop will learn about the tool’s development, how it was validated, implementation of the survey, how to analyze the data, and visualize the results.
Dr. Alicia Gonzalez QuirozData Scientist
Dr. Alicia Gonzalez Quiroz’s experience is varied and multifaceted having worked in higher education in providing instruction and in student support services and administration for several years and over ten years in public health administration, promotion, policy and research. Dr. Quiroz’s area of interest is in the area of research methodology, analysis and interpretation, having extensive experience in statistical analysis for outcome assessments and program evaluations. Major roles have included developing, coordinating, administering and evaluating services to provide guidance and support; using her credentials as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian to teach in the college setting; and collaborating with national researchers to add to pool of knowledge in the areas of education, health and public policy.
Dr. Alicia Quiroz is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship recipient. She earned her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University, her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from The University of the Incarnate Word, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. She is pursuing her second doctoral. degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from the North Dakota State University. Dr. Quiroz is bilingual in English and Spanish to fully encompass the nuance for Hispanic-serving populations.