Nuts & Bolts Webinar – Put It Into Practice: Using Experience and Critical Reflection for Impact
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.
The EPP purposefully engages candidates in direct experience of teaching (practice) and focused reflection, in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop the capacity to contribute to diverse communities.
Dr. Allison LeggettDirector of UCLA Extension’s Teacher Education Program
Dr. Allison Leggett is the Director of UCLA Extension’s Teacher Education Program, providing classes for new teacher credentialing, staff development programs for existing teachers, certificates in college counseling, early education training, and many specialty needs.