Tag: teacher prep
Teacher Residencies Get a Legislative Push
Educator Support and Development
May 10th, 2021Teacher residencies continue to build major momentum in Delaware. Teacher residencies—a teacher preparation model where a district or school partners with a university to provide coursework and real-life teaching experience to pre-service teachers—now have an official bill in Legislative Hall. The bill looks to more heavily...
Why Teacher Residencies Are Becoming the Next Big Thing in Teacher Prep
Partnerships, Policy and Practice
January 27th, 2021Just as doctors-in-training spend intensive, immersive time training as a hospital resident; some of our future teachers are trading in shorter stints in schools for a full year inside a classroom, serving as co-teachers alongside veteran educators while receiving a paid stipend. While institutions like Wilmington University and...
How Delaware is Prioritizing Teacher Diversity
December 16th, 2020The notion that a more diverse teacher workforce increases student wellbeing and academic success is not a new idea. Research has shown that a more diverse teacher workforce leads to better student outcomes, increases access to advanced coursework, and builds strong social-emotional support for students. Yet, across Delaware and the nation...
Why Teacher Prep Report Cards are Vital to Progress
News, Partnerships, Policy and Practice
October 27th, 2015Last week, the Delaware Department of Education released the first reports on educator preparation programs. As a reminder, the reports were put into place per Senate Bill 51, passed in 2013, requiring that “Education preparation programs administered by institutions of higher education shall collaborate with the Department to collect and...