October 23–24, 2015

Ready for Day 1? Covering the Education of Teachers

Seminar on Teacher Education | Oct. 23–24 | Chicago

How well are America’s teachers prepared? Are future teachers ready for the first day of school? What is the evidence and should colleges of education and other training programs be held accountable?

EWA’s two day-event Oct. 23-24 at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus will examine the teacher pipeline, with a focus on how states can build a better route that attracts the best candidates, the extent to which states are — or aren’t — taking adequate steps to ensure high quality preparation programs, and look more broadly at best practices to make sure new teachers are ready for Day One in the classroom.

The event comes at a time when concerns about the state of teacher education have been getting significant attention. For example, in July 2015, the GAO issued a report concluding that teacher preparation programs in some states lack performance data and that those states do not have a process to determine whether programs are low-performing.

The conference will offer a mix of hands-on and immersive programming, along with presentations by high-profile speakers in the areas of teacher preparation and development.