As colleges of education prepare the next generation of teachers, they incorporate both classroom learning and opportunities for the teacher candidates to get out in front of their own classrooms and practice.
National Louis University’s National College of Education has been exploring methods of field-centered preparation of new teachers. To advance the discussion, NCE is hosting Pam Grossman, Ph.D., dean of the UPenn Graduate School of Education, to give a talk entitled “Moving Towards Practice in Practice-Based Teacher Education” on Friday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Atrium at NLU’s Chicago campus, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. All are welcome, but you must RSVP here for the free program.
Grossman will be speaking about core practices, which are identifiable components fundamental to teaching that are enacted by teachers in the process of teaching their students.
Grossman is internationally recognized for her research in teacher and professional education, teacher knowledge, and the teaching of English in secondary schools. Her widely cited articles have appeared in Teachers College Record, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, among others. In addition to her research on teacher education, Grossman is a committed teacher educator and, across her career, has prepared prospective teachers for the many demands of their profession.
“Pam is one of the most prominent teacher education researchers and practitioners in the field today, and we’re delighted she will be with us at NLU,” said Kavita Kapadia Matsko, Ph.D., director of strategic innovation and research and associate professor. “Her presence is sure to inspire and push forward our collective understandings about core practices.”
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