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CCRI Educator Preparation Demonstration Sites
The College and Career Readiness Standards-based Texas Educator Preparation Demonstration Sites is founded on a conceptual model for the future establishment of networks of cooperating P-16 education organizations that will support enhanced teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs).

The demonstration site network will serve as an ongoing mechanism to bridge educator preparation theory and practice in a manner that allows the thoughtful demonstration of teaching in action, particularly to answer the need for current and future teachers to be prepared to deliver the content and teach the thinking skills embodied in the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).

Through this program, the grantee agrees to: 1) develop an educator preparation framework (curriculum and pedagogy content as well as professional development), 2) develop a self-assessment tool to allow for the evaluation of quality and effectiveness of educator preparation programs and their alignment to the CCRS, 3) establish a preliminary network of partners to form a Demonstration Site Pilot network, 4) produce a documentary video-case study of sample coursework, professional development, and/or field trials, and 5) submit a report on the pilot data collected using the developed Educator Preparation Program Self-Assessment Tool. Two IHEs were selected as grant recipients to carry out this work:

  • Texas A&M International University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University

Evaluation information will be available in winter 2012.

For more information contact: Elizabeth Powers


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