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New Generation of Educators Initiative: Transforming teacher preparation.

April 1, 2020

The focus of the New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI) was to answer the question "What would it take to transform teacher education?" From 2016 to 2019, with support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, teacher education programs at 10 California State University (CSU) campuses partnered with local school districts to design and demonstrate innovative practices that could transform teacher preparation. This report documents the learnings from multiple participants in this transformative work, including Foundation program staff and representatives from partnerships between universities and school districts.

A Close Encounter, Through the Writers' Eyes, of the New ELA/ELD Framework

September 17, 2014

Lead writers of the California Department of Education's English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools share important understandings included in the new framework.In this archived webinar, you will also gain information on the instructional strategies that support the goals of the Common Core State Standards and the English Language Development Standards.Pamela Spycher, Senior Research Associate at WestEd, served as one of the webinar presenters. Spycher is an expert on teacher professional learning, comprehensive school and district improvement, and academic language and literacy instruction—particularly for English learners and other linguistically diverse students.