How Educator Preparation Programs Are Adapting During COVID-19

Date and time
Thu, April 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
Online event
Woman remote teaching in front on computer and camera
Hosted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Educator Preparation Laboratory, an initiative of the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education

As school districts and universities across the nation adapt to distance learning, how are educator preparation programs responding? How are they meeting their candidates’ needs right now? What are they doing to  prepare for the future? In this climate of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to ensure teachers and leaders are being prepared to provide deeper learning opportunities to all students, especially those from our most vulnerable populations.  

This webinar featured leaders from educator preparation programs around the country who are members of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab) network. They explored pressing questions around teacher and leader preparation during the COVID-19 crisis, including: 

  • How are institutions of higher education responding to state guidance on licensing and credentialing?
  • How are programs infusing social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices in their work with candidates?
  • What best practices in virtual learning are evolving to meet the specific needs of teacher and school leader candidates?


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Rebecca Cheung
Director, Principal Leadership Institute, University of California, Berkeley
Annamarie M. Francois
Executive Director, Center X, University of California, Los Angeles
Maria E. Hyler
Deputy Director, Washington DC office and Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute; Director, EdPrepLab
Ira Lit
Associate Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Education
Jennifer Robinson
Executive Director of the Center of Pedagogy, Montclair State University
Kathy Schultz
Dean, School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

Event Contact:
Maria Hyler
Learning Policy Institute
Media Contact:
Barbara McKenna
Learning Policy Institute

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