Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013
As schools, classrooms, and districts move toward more sophisticated instructional technologies to successfully implement higher college- and career-ready standards, educator-preparation programs must act quickly to equip future educators with the necessary skills to use technology effectively to personalize instruction and increase student engagement.
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Center for Digital Learning, Expert Perspectives: Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age shares views from experienced educators and national education leaders about the challenges and opportunities of teacher-preparation programs in the digital age. The report provides advice for prospective teachers who are transitioning to learner-centered instructional models, recommendations on state certification requirements, and a call to action to recruit qualified teachers to support English language learners.
“As the U.S. education system embraces digital learning, the teaching profession needs to change the way the nation’s teachers are prepared,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. “Who better to ask how to make this change than people in schools and classrooms who see the need every day?”
Some questions the expert panel considered include:
The report contains perspectives from seven leaders in education:
The complete report is a featured resource in the Center for Digital Learning’s Project 24: Plan for Progress initiative and is available at http://plan4progress.org/files/3513/8213/4343/ExpertPerspectivesTeacherPrep.pdf.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. http://www.all4ed.org
Save the date for Digital Learning Day 2014: February 5.