Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Teacher Training

As part of the teacher preparation program redesign, the UW Graduate School of Elementary Education has created the Alliance of Community Teachers (ACT) which will be placing prospective elementary teachers in community-based organizations to complement their school-based field experiences.

CISC has been chosen as one of 3 ethnic minority organizations that the school will work with over the next three years.

The goals of the project are to:

1) Build connections between prospective teachers, community organizations and local schools
2) Give prospective teachers opportunities to develop holistic and assets-based view of children and youth
3) Acknowledge education and learning as a process that occurs in multiple contexts and
4) Place students, families, neighborhoods and communities at the center of the teaching and education.

We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to the impact it will have on the youth and families we serve!

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