Reimagining Teacher Preparation at the High Meadows Graduate School: A Competency-Based Model, March 18, 2021 | MIT J-WEL

Reimagining Teacher Preparation at the High Meadows Graduate School: A Competency-Based Model, March 18, 2021

This session is part of our new Teacher Education and Professional Development Webinar Series, where J-WEL members and the MIT community will come together to share their approaches to professional development for teachers.

Check the series page for more information on this and other sessions.


Reimagining Teacher Preparation at the High Meadows Graduate School: A Competency-Based Model

Thursday March 18, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET


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Webinar Description: 

The High Meadows Graduate School of Teaching and Learning, a new competency-based teacher education program built in collaboration with MIT, is reenvisioning the way that educators are prepared. This webinar will introduce the Graduate School's structure, including its competencies, with a particular focus on how we approach the competency of 'Teaching for Justice'; its distinctive challenge-based curriculum; its approach to assessment; and its approach to design and iteration.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Event Speakers


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Dr. Courtney Castle

Director of Assessment
High Meadows Graduate School

Courtney Castle is the Director of Assessment at the High Meadows Graduate School. Courtney joined the Graduate School after completing the doctoral program at Boston College where she studied measurement and statistics and did research on multidimensional assessment and teacher professional development in science. She also holds dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and mathematics from the University of Dayton.

     

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Dr. Anjali Deshpande

Faculty Mentor in Mathematics
High Meadows Graduate School

Anjali Deshpande is the High Meadows Graduate School Faculty Mentor in Mathematics. Dr. Deshpande earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from New York University, a master’s degree in the Science of Teaching from Pace University, and a doctorate in Urban Education from New York University, Steinhardt School of Education. Dr. Deshpande served as a public school teacher in the south Bronx for six years and a secondary mathematics coach for eight years. Her passions include investigating effective assessment practices, analyzing and implementing strategies that foster the development of positive mathematics identity, and promoting justice and equity through mathematics education.

     
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Dr. Peter Laipson

Chief Academic Officer
High Meadows Graduate School of Teaching & Learning

Peter Laipson is the Chief Academic Officer of the High Meadows Graduate School of Teaching & Learning. Most recently the Emily H. Fisher Research Fellow of Bard College, he served from 2011 to 2015 as the Provost of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the nation’s only four-year residential early college. Prior to joining Bard, Peter taught in higher and secondary education, including 12 years at Concord Academy, an independent secondary school outside of Boston, where he also served as Dean of Faculty. Peter earned his undergraduate degree in religious studies, magna cum laude, from Brown University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.

     
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Dr. Julianna Stockton

Faculty Mentor in Mathematics
High Meadows Graduate School

Julianna Stockton joined the HM Graduate School staff in December 2016 as its first Faculty Mentor in Mathematics. She now also serves as Director of Program Design. She was previously Associate Professor of Mathematics and Director of the 3+2 Engineering Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. An Olin Partner and member of the first graduating class of Olin College of Engineering, Julianna graduated with her B.S.M.E. in mechanical engineering from Olin, then earned her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

     
Date & Time: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00


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