Cultivating Community Among Alternative Route Teachers at Bowling Green State University

The saying goes, “Reading, writing, arithmetic.” But what about when the teachers you’re training teach subjects like business and administrative services, construction technologies, or family and consumer sciences? The alternative route teachers Jane Briggs works with through Bowling Green State University’s Workforce Education and Development program teach subjects like these. They are also new to…

Improving the edTPA Experience at St. Francis College

As the #edTPA tweets reveal, finishing edTPA® is an important and challenging step in the process of becoming a teacher. Richard Giaquinto, Chair of the Education Department at St. Francis College in New York City, has been helping candidates through the process of compiling portfolios since New York state adopted the assessment in 2014. Richard’s…

Using Tech to Increase The Number of STEM Teachers in Texas

The UTeach initiative aims to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors working in classrooms. It’s a network of 44 teacher training programs across the country. UTeach at the University of Texas at Tyler is working to achieve this goal by leveraging something which interests many STEM majors: technology. Donna Wise, director…