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OCTEO Spring 2019 Conference
Thursday 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions IV

Strands: AL: Accreditation & Licensure IT: Innovations in Teaching FC: Field & Clinical Work

Preparing Educators for the Future: The Professional Writing of Teachers Metro
IT
Jeradi Cohen, Wilmington College
The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, specifically 6 and 7, state that teachers should be capable of communicating with a wide range of constituents. This communication must be effective. The ability to communicate in a variety of formats is essential. To best prepare teachers who exhibit professional writing rigor in daily tasks within the profession, a more focused examination of those areas of writing as well as strategies for emphasizing and providing implementation opportunities must occur at the undergraduate level in teacher preparation programs. This presentation will share the results of research that has been undertaken to identify the daily writing tasks of practicing teacher and at what points in their preparation and career formalized instruction or training has occurred.

Educating Lifeguards: Preparing Teachers for the #1 Challenge of the 21st Century Franz
IT
Karl Wheatley, Cleveland State University
How should we educate teachers since scientists warn we only have about a decade left to start healing civilization-threatening environmental problems? Here’s one research-based approach.

Applying Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development toward Successful Collaboration in a Clinical Model Post
IT
Paula Chan, Cleveland State University
Brian Harper, Cleveland State University
Inter-professional collaboration is based upon clear communication, shared goals, and professional trust. This presentation will describe the experiences of education faculty who work towards meeting these goals in a clinically-based program.

Expanding the Teacher Pipeline Muirfield
IT
Richard Tannenbaum, Educational Testing Service
Different teacher candidates approach licensure testing in different ways. While some approaches yield greater success than others, all teacher candidates can succeed by understanding their strengths and weaknesses as it relates to the test and developing a plan to addresses the amount of time they have to prepare. In collaboration with Khan Academy®, ETS is developing a free online tool that provides a smarter and more personalized preparation pathway for the Praxis Core® exam. With ETS research informing the developing of the preparation program, this tool can serve to broadening the teacher pipeline by leveling the playing field for all teacher candidates.

Fostering Practice through Partnerships Riverside
FC
Mary Heather Munger, University of Findlay
Join this session to learn from examples of contextualized learning in a teacher preparation program. Observe how one university paired with multiple community partners to enrich the experiences of their teacher candidates in literacy related coursework.


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