Webinar Topic: "Recruiting Teachers for Diverse Classrooms"

Facilitator: Ken Futernick, Director of CSU EduCorps

Date/time: Friday, October 25, 2019 (9:00 to 10:30 am)

Overview: This webinar will begin with a brief overview of current staffing trends in California’s PK-12 public schools with a focus on the impact that teacher shortages and diversity gaps have on students. Presenters will then describe strategies, including “developmental advising,” financial aid, and campaigns targeting high school and community college students that have proven effective in increasing the enrollment and diversity of candidates applying for credential programs. 

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Webinar Topic: "An Investment in Teacher Residency Preparation: A teacher residency pathway in
partnership between California State University, Bakersfield and the Greenfield Union School District"

Facilitator: Dr. Kristina LaGue, Department Chair of Teacher Education, California State University, Bakersfield

Date/time: Friday, November 15, 2019  (10:00 to 11:30 am)

Overview: This webinar will share detailed information about one teacher residency pathway, the Kern Teacher Residency-Greenfield program. Formed in 2017, this residency pathway is funded through district LCAP funds which provide resident stipends, mentor teacher stipends, a school district administrator to coordinate the program, and in-kind support from instructional specialists. Key components of the residency program will be shared including joint (university and district) resident and mentor selection, monthly mentor teacher meetings, and efforts towards course and clinical practice alignment. The district will share the value in investing district funds in the teacher residency program and the transformative nature of sharing responsibility for teacher preparation. 

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Webinar Topic: "Using Student Voice to Understand the Challenges of Teaching in Diverse Classrooms"

Facilitator: Ginger Simon, Educator Preparation Data Coach, CSU Educator Quality Center

Date/time: Friday, February 21, 2020 (10:00 to 11:30 am)

Overview: This webinar will examine two key data sources that reflect the challenges that recent CSU credential students face working in diverse classrooms, including a live panel of current and recent CSU credential students. Presenters will also discuss ways to use student voice to improve teacher preparation programs and how to engage in safe and open dialogue with colleagues about program improvement. 

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Webinar Topic: "Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms"

Facilitator: Claire Cavallaro, Dean Emeritus, CSU Fullerton

Date/time: Friday, March 20, 2020 (10:00 to 11:30 am)

Overview: Details about this webinar forthcoming

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