Teacher Education Task Force

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Teacher certification exams: UUP comment portal

UUP seeks input on the edTPA and other teacher certification exams. All comments and info submitted through the portal will be kept confidential.
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LeBrun: Latest report on teaching doesn't make the grade

Albany Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun's commentary on SUNY's new TeachNY report is right on the mark A must read.
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"Safety nets" extended, Regents demand answers

The state Board of Regents wants problems with flawed teacher certification exams fixed.
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edTPA - Students speak

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SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College teacher ed students talk about the challenges and problems with taking the edTPA at a March 15 forum at SUNY Oneonta.
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Teacher Education segment from UUP testimony on 2016-17 Executive Budget

Teacher Education segment from UUP testimony on 2016-17 Executive Budget

Excerpt is from UUP's Feb. 8 testimony to the Legislature’s joint fiscal committees.
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UUP launches 2016 teacher ed legislative proposals

UUP launches 2016 teacher ed legislative proposals

The union will push for a program that would bring more diversity to New York's teaching ranks.
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Investigate Pearson's Teacher Certification Exams!

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In a new report, UUP calls on the state Board of Regents and SED to investigate teacher certification tests created by corporate education giant Pearson, Inc.
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LATEST INFORMATION


Teacher Education “Reforms” Hurt Children and Learning,
Oct. 31, 2016 Click Here
Plattsburgh Press-Republican: SUNY chancellor: Critical teacher shortage on the way, Oct. 15, 2016 Click Here
Diane Ravitch's Blog: Laura Chapman’s Review of John King’s Teacher Ed Regulations, Oct. 12, 2016 Click Here
Diane Ravitch's Blog: Randi Slams John King for His Teacher Education Regulations, Oct. 12, 2016 Click Here
Chalkbeat: Teach for America’s presence in New York City hits 11-year low, Sept. 13, 2016 Click Here

Charge:

To represent UUP on the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Workgroup, monitor changes in Teacher Education program requirements, monitor New York State directives and proposals for Teacher Education programs, assist in developing UUP responses to State Education Department proposals and initiatives through recommendations to the President for UUP, and assess the impact of changes in Teacher Education programs on UUP members.

UUP is an affiliate of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). The UUP Teacher Education Task Force is part of the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Work Group. Through participation in the NYSUT Work Group, UUP members have opportunities to share information and engage in collaborative work with NYSUT officers and staff, as well as members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Committee Chair: Jamie Dangler
UUP Vice-President for Academics
jdangler@uupmail.org


Why the task force is important?

The Task Force serves as UUP’s organizational focus, connecting members from across the state in a broader effort to address Teacher Education issues. Academics and professionals involved in SUNY teacher preparation programs work together to:

Share information and ideas

Provide input to the leadership of UUP/NYSUT for the development of official communications, proposals, strategies, and action plans to address teacher education issues

Serve as liaisons between the UUP leadership and our members at the chapter level

Participate in meetings with State and SUNY officials

Disseminate information about opportunities to participate in state-level or national discussions, comment periods, or other forums for input.