Event Title

Reforming and Renewing Educators: Bringing Issues of Equity into the Teacher Workforce

Location

Bertona 2

Keywords

Day of Common Learning

Description

In your K-12 experience, did you encounter more windows or mirrors? Did you see yourself reflected back in your teachers and the curriculum (mirrors) or did it feel like you were often looking in on another world (windows)? Faculty and staff in the School of Education recognize the magnitude of demographic differences between educators and the K-12 students they teach and the cultural incongruencies that this can create. For example, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction reports that in 2015-16 the public school teaching force comprised itself of 89.9% white teachers and 72.7% female, compared to 56.1% and 48.4% respectively for the student population. The SOE was awarded a grant from the Professional Educator Standards Board to work on issues of equity, both for renewing our internal ways of knowing, as well as to reform the external teacher pipeline. Please come and engage with us in an interactive presentation about this critical work.

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Oct 18th, 1:00 PM

Reforming and Renewing Educators: Bringing Issues of Equity into the Teacher Workforce

Bertona 2

In your K-12 experience, did you encounter more windows or mirrors? Did you see yourself reflected back in your teachers and the curriculum (mirrors) or did it feel like you were often looking in on another world (windows)? Faculty and staff in the School of Education recognize the magnitude of demographic differences between educators and the K-12 students they teach and the cultural incongruencies that this can create. For example, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction reports that in 2015-16 the public school teaching force comprised itself of 89.9% white teachers and 72.7% female, compared to 56.1% and 48.4% respectively for the student population. The SOE was awarded a grant from the Professional Educator Standards Board to work on issues of equity, both for renewing our internal ways of knowing, as well as to reform the external teacher pipeline. Please come and engage with us in an interactive presentation about this critical work.