Strengthening the Quality of Educator Preparation for STEM Education

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Strengthening the Quality of Educator Preparation for STEM Education

  1. 1. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Strengthening the Quality of Educator Preparation for STEM Education February 2014 Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California
  2. 2. Commission on Teacher Credentialing In the Works and On the Horizon  Alignment of Teacher Prep with Common Core State Standards  Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards  Recommendations from Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel  Development of new Teacher Preparation Program Standards  Linked Learning Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 2
  3. 3. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Challenge of CCSS  State Board President Michael Kirst: “State Policy to Implement CCSS: Almost Everything Changes”  CTC Chair Linda Darling Hammond: Goals of the CCSS – Fewer, Higher, Deeper Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 3
  4. 4. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Challenge of CCSS  Deeper learning  Understanding meaning and relevance of ideas to concrete problems  Ability to apply core concepts and modes of inquiry to complex, real world tasks  Capacity to transfer knowledge and skills to new situations, build on and use them Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 4
  5. 5. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Challenge of CCSS  Abilities to communicate ideas and to collaborate in problem solving  Ongoing ability to learn to learn Significant departure from past practice. Key question: How will teacher preparation respond? Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 5
  6. 6. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Role of Teacher Shifts Fidelity Perspective Under CCSS Created outside the classroom by experts, Knowledge implemented by Base teachers with fidelity to design and intent Role of Teacher The teacher is a consumer who follows directions and receives training in how to do so; students are receptors; responders. Resides outside but is adapted by teachers during implementation. Adapted is guided by a rich array of curricular resources. The teacher shapes the curriculum to meet the demands of their local context. Role of the teacher is central, their input is critical to successful implementation; student is an engaged participant, active in their learning Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 6
  7. 7. Commission on Teacher Credentialing What does it mean for Teacher Preparation? “We are talking about major shifts in pedagogy. It has forced us to restructure our program.” Cindy Grutzik, Associate Dean College of Education CSU Long Beach (EdSource, January 12, 2014) Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 7
  8. 8. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Role of the CTC  Set Standards – For subject matter knowledge – For pre-service preparation – For examinations, including performance assessments – For induction  Accredit colleges, universities and local education agencies  License teachers who have met standards and requirements. Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 8
  9. 9. Commission on Teacher Credentialing 3 Phases of Teacher Preparation Phase I: Developing Subject Matter Competency Phase II: Developing knowledge, skills and abilities to teach that subject matter to K-12 students Phase III: Job embedded induction for novice teachers to refine pedagogical skills. Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 9
  10. 10. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Role of Content Standards in Teacher Preparation Subject Matter CSET Exams/ Programs Preliminary Teacher Prep Teacher Induction K-12 Academic Content Standards Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 10
  11. 11. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Ensuring a Solid Foundation in Subject Matter  Typically acquired through undergraduate studies  MS Candidates Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and Pass CSET  Single Subject: – Either Pass CSET Exam – Complete Commission Approved Subject Matter Program Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 11
  12. 12. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Aligning Subject Matter with CCSS  Alignment of Exams and Programs  Commission Adopted New Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs) in June 2013  Examinations: – Alignment of CSET: English and Mathematics have been completed. – First administration of new examination will be in August 2014 Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 12
  13. 13. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Aligning Subject Matter with CCSS  Undergraduate Programs: Subject Matter – Existing Programs Must submit alignment matrices showing where they address new Subject Matter Requirements by June 2014 – All new programs must submit matrix aligned to new SMR Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 13
  14. 14. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Next Generation Science Standards 2 Teaching Credentials and 10 Content Areas – Multiple Subject: General Subjects – Single Subject  Foundational Level Math –General Science  Science: Biological Science  Science: Chemistry  Science: Geoscience  Science: Physics  Specialized Sciences: Biological, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 14
  15. 15. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Next Generation Science Standards  Commission will address this topic at its April 2014 Commission meeting  Revisions will be required for: – Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs) – Subject Matter Exam (CSET) – Teaching Performance Expectation 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) – Teacher Preparation Program Standard 8b (for SS Sciences) Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 15
  16. 16. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Ensuring a Strong Foundation in Subject Specific Pedagogy Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) – Revised TPES Align with CCSS were adopted by the Commission in 2013 – 2013-14: Programs are integrating revised TPEs aligned to CCSS – 2014-15: Revised TPEs must be fully integrated into preparation programs Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 16
  17. 17. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Ensuring a Strong Foundation in Subject Specific Pedagogy Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA) – beginning to gather and use marker papers that reference the CCSS Assessors being trained with CCSS at the core Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 17
  18. 18. Commission on Teacher Credentialing Ensuring a Strong Foundation in Subject Specific Pedagogy  Revised Teacher Preparation Standards for all general education teachers: – Standards drafting panel will convene in 2014 – CCSS will be a major consideration along with recommendations from TAP panel Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 18
  19. 19. Commission on Teacher Credentialing TAP Recommendations Full Report  http://www.ctc.ca.gov/commission/a gendas/2013-06/2013-06-4D.pdf – Broad-based Task Force – Look at Teacher Prep Soup to Nuts – 40 Recommendations – Commission working through the Recommendations – Different Time Frames/Needs to Implement (Statute, Regs, Standards) Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 19
  20. 20. Commission on Teacher Credentialing STEM Related Recommendations #3 – Revise and Strengthen the MS and SS program standards and TPEs to better reflect: – CCSS – Educational Equity – Academic Language Development – 21st Century and Linked Learning content, skills and experiences – Responsiveness to Students Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 20
  21. 21. Commission on Teacher Credentialing STEM Related Recommendations #8 – Work with the Legislature to amend the specific Science content areas that must be issued by the Commission #9 – Blend the nine current science credential areas into no more than four areas with one being Foundational Level General Science Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 21
  22. 22. Commission on Teacher Credentialing STEM Related Recommendations #25 – The Commission should develop program standards for a Recognition of Study in Linked Learning. #35 – The Commission should work with the CDE to convene an advisory panel to develop a Master Plan for Professional Learning aligned with CCSS Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 22
  23. 23. Commission on Teacher Credentialing How to Get Involved  Advisory Panels and Standards Writing Panels - Application Process – Advisory Panels – Broad-based, Policy Oriented – Standard Writing Panels – Specific Expertise – CTC Website www.ctc.ca.gov – psd-news-subscribe@lists.ctc.ca.gov Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 23
  24. 24. Commission on Teacher Credentialing How to Get Involved  Stakeholder Feedback Important to the Commission –Electronic Surveys –Stakeholder Meetings –Commission meetings Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California 24

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