In February, coalition members from Jackson State University, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, the University of Memphis, and Sam Houston State University presented at two national education conferences: the American Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
The presentations covered topics ranging from:
Building local ownership, capacity, and commitment to data use through self-study
Educational partnerships: an HBCU and urban district perspective
Making connections between theory and practice: A collaborative approach to teaching pre-service teachers
As different universities collaborated and shared data and learning experiences, the presentations gave participants the opportunity to share their experiences and inquiries.
These conferences highlighted the power of collaboration for the betterment of teacher educator improvement, data sharing across the teacher prep landscape, and creating a platform for teacher educators to share practices and equip each other to effectively enhance the teacher educator fields as well as teacher candidates.
“Through our presentation, we shared the important role that US PREP has had in strengthening our partnership and providing support to both faculty and staff at the district and university levels,” Chandar Lewis, Professor at Jackson State University, said.