Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
As part of its commitment to transparency and public accountability, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the nation’s new accreditor of educator preparation, is seeking public comment on the recommendations developed by the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting.
We are interested in hearing your feedback on each of the standards and recommendations, as well as your thoughts about the examples of evidence for the standards. The standards are meant to represent the core elements of quality educator preparation. We invite you to rate how well we have captured those elements as well as comment on each standard:
Standard 1: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge
Standard 2: Clinical Partnerships and Practice
Standard 3: Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity
Standard 4: Program Impact
Standard 5: Provider Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Capacity
"With one billion monthly users (and growing), YouTube’s popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids’ unrelenting fascination with videos is motivating many educators to find ways to leverage them for all kinds of purposes.
But the best ways of using videos are not always obvious. Teachers want to know: Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?"
What you see here are candid submissions from people who have engaged in a little exercise. Here’s how it works. Think about the word Race. How would you distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one sentence that only has six words?
"A video introducing blogging buddies and exploring latitude and longitude."
1. We placed the markers and customized the pushpins to a scale of about 5.0.
2. We added an image of each blog by going to: Edit>Get info and adding the image html code in the window. (I did that.)
3. I set the stopping places by going into Edit>Get info...selecting VIEW and then selecting "Snapshot current view"
When the pushpins were set, I filmed each section using Camtasia. (Sound off) The next day, the kids added their audio to the Camtasia video.
"Check out this collection of historic World War II posters from the Cincinnati Digital Library. This collection of over 85 World War II propaganda posters are from both the U.S. and other nations. Since they are digital they can be downloaded and printed for use in the classroom."
Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create.
"The 2013 National Women's History Month theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination, honors generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields."
"Next Vista for Learning is an excellent resource site with over 1000 student and teacher-created videos on a wide variety of topics. This site is run by our friend Rushton Hurley, a very well known and respected ed tech leader, and you should check it out. The site collects many of its videos via contests.