Title: Developing Pre-teaching Professional Pathways for Diverse Teacher Recruitment & Advisement (Educorps Forum Series)
EduCorps has developed a Recruitment & Advisement forum series for spring 2022 to engage campus-based advising and recruiting staff, faculty and administrators in discussions around issues that present challenges to students’ aspirations to become teachers. The goal of the series is to provide best practices to address the institutional and systemic barriers experienced by students from diverse backgrounds and to share strategies for student success system-wide.
Thursday, February 24, 2022, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Pre-teaching Practicum Experiences as Recruitment for STEM Future Teachers of Color (Moderator: Jamie Chan)
Recruitment of diverse teacher candidates continues to be an area of high need, especially in STEM disciplines. Exposure to early science practicum experiences for undergraduates, especially students of color, can play a role in reversing this trend by providing opportunities for prospective educators to observe and practice high-quality science teaching, access deeper science content knowledge and setting higher expectations for program completion. Learn about best practices when offering these hands on science labs from four long-running programs in the CSUs and hear experiences from former student participants who are now credentialed teachers.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Diversity & Equity in Teacher Recruitment (Moderator: Cheryl Ordorica)
Why is diversity and equity important in teacher recruitment? What factors lead to a supportive, inclusive learning environment for diverse teacher candidates? How does validating interpersonal, social, and academic lived experiences and interactions attract diverse candidates in pre-teaching programs? These important topics will be investigated further, and the main goal of this webinar is to examine best equitable practices to recruit diverse educators in pre-teaching professional pathways. Some examples may include the development and implementation of tailored marketing strategies; foster an inclusive, supportive learning environment; sustain productive communication methods; and evaluation to assess measurable outcomes.
Friday, April 29, 2022, 11:00-12:30 PM
Using Data, Technology & Systems to Enhance Teacher Recruitment & Outreach (Moderator: Jason Chan)
Technology is around us every day, but how does your team use data and systems as part of your teacher recruitment efforts? After a recruiting event, how do you stay in communication with a prospect and nurture that relationship? Do you collect data to help you determine what types of recruiting events and/or prospects have a higher probability of applying to your credential program? There are so many tools and options that there is no "right" answer... as long as we're doing something on a consistent basis. Join us for this webinar where we share and discuss some of the tools and systems our colleagues around the CSU system are using to help enhance our teacher recruitment and outreach efforts.
Educorps Spring 2022 Advising Forums: Developing Pre-teaching Professional Pathways for Diverse Teacher Recruitment & Advisement
Presente y futuro de los programas de preparación de educadores plurilingües: Educar y aprender en un contexto de translenguaje
Preparing Educators to be Critical in their Analysis of History, Systems of Oppression, and the Status Quo in K-12 Schools
Educator Preparation and Public School Programs invites you watch ourSummer 2020 Webcast Series, featuring informative & essential topics from presentations by CSU Faculty.
This webinar aims to inform and inspire teacher educators to engage in ongoing conversations focused on preparing teachers to promote just, equitable and inclusive education in California’s diverse classrooms. Within this broad topic, a panel of CSU faculty (see panel BIOs b below) will share strategies and resources they use to help teacher candidates address issues related to bias and equity, both in coursework and in practice in Pre-K -12 school settings. Participants will also share ways they connect with colleagues to move this agenda forward within their own professional context.
Topic 1: Credentialing issues during campus shutdowns (clinical practice, coursework, student applications, equity issues, and more)
Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Educator Preparation and Public School Programs, and Mary Sandy, Executive Director of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, provided updates from the CTC and responded to participant questions and suggestions.
We urge you to check the CTC's websiteThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. for updates about credentialing matters, due dates, and COVID-19's impact on credential students.
Topic 2: "Pandemic as Trauma"
Dr. Bita Ghafoori, Professor of Counseling Psychology at CSU Long Beach and Director of the campus Trauma Recovery Center, described specific recommendations for teacher educators to support the social and emotional needs of credential students, teachers, PK-12 students, and their parents.
- Recording of Zoom MeetingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- EdSource Article about teaching requirements in CaliforniaThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- April 17 letter to credential candidates from CTC leadersThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- COVID-19: Information for Commission Stakeholders (CTC)This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
This webinar will share system-wide perception data from new teachers regarding how prepared they feel to teach in diverse classrooms. Dr. Simon will model ways to make sense of these data and will explore possible explanations that can lead to improvement. She will demonstrate the use of “Empathy Interviews” with several CSU credentialed and early career teachers.