The AACTE Conference in Atlanta provided much to think about as we continually work to prepare excellent teachers to work with students in the Commonwealth. Board Members that attended experienced some lively and informative sessions focused on policy issues; diversity in teacher education; and the edTPA. Click on the link below to access summary notes from sessions focused on: a) Achievement of P-12 Students; b) Gallup Poll Data; c) Assessment in Teacher Education; d) Washington Policy Update; e) Value-Added Measures in Teacher Evaluation.
Would you like to help maximize Educator Preparation in Massachusetts? ESE is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of Ed Prep reviewers. Ed Prep Reviewers are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating evidence of educator preparation program effectiveness. Along with effective training and support from the Ed Prep staff at ESE, Reviewers will execute the effective, efficient and consistently rigorous evaluation process. The application, FAQ, fliers, and nomination form can be found on our website (http://www.doe.mass.edu/edprep/reviewers). Application deadline is midnight on Sunday March 8th.