Nuts & Bolts Webinar – Growth, Connection, Support: Bringing Together Learners to Create Community
The purpose of the 2022-2023 Nuts & Bolts series is to highlight and promulgate the application of BranchED’s Framework for the Quality Preparation of Educators, which outlines a roadmap to create teacher preparation programs that meet the needs of our increasingly diverse student body. It seeks to build equity-oriented educator preparation programs that prepare educators to reflect, respect, and reify the value of the diversity of America’s PK12 school children.
The Framework identifies six critical principles that teacher preparation providers can leverage to redesign their programs. Two of these principles (Community of Learners and Data Empowerment) provide the foundation for the remaining principles: Equitable Experiences, Inclusive Pedagogy, Intersectional Content, and Practice-Based Approach.
A community of learners is comprised of individuals who share values and beliefs and actively engage in learning from one another. In this webinar you will hear from teacher educators and their district partners who have coalesced to ensure equitable educational opportunities for both PK-12 learners and teacher candidates, leading to improved outcomes for all.