Notes from the Field: Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Education
Abstract: As US federal and state policies shift, teacher education finds itself once again at a crossroads. Are colleges of education the weakest link in the preparation of teachers? Do state and federal elected and appointed officials truly understand the innovative work that is occurring in colleges and departments of teacher education? Is our US-based experience unique or are our colleagues in other countries having similar experiences? How can we create and foster strategic relationships to elevate the profession? What are some of the new trends that are impacting our work? How can we harness the power of technology to better educate our students and, in turn, their students? What are OUR obligations as teacher educators to positively impact P-12 education? As Dr. Gangone travels throughout the US meeting and speaking with constituents from all aspects of our work, she has a perspective that is unique in the field. Join her in a conversation about the opportunities and challenges in teacher education in 2019 . . . and beyond.