Putting Research-to-Practice in Teacher Preparation: Learner Ready Day One

Friday, September 29, 2017


Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, CT

Sponsored by:

The CEEDAR Center

Connecticut State Department of Education

American Institutes for Research


Conference Resources

Poster Session

Learner-Ready Day One kicked off with a poster session to give participants an opportunity to share their ongoing work to reform teacher and leader preparation. If you didn’t get an opportunity to see each poster or just want to take a closer look, you can view the poster gallery.



8:00-9:00 AMRegistration and Poster Sessions in Lobby Lobby
9:00-9:15 AMWelcome and Introductions
• Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, Commissioner of Education
• Dr. Bonnie Jones, OSEP Project Officer, U.S. Department of Education
• Dr. Mary Brownell, CEEDAR Center Director, University of Florida
Grand Ballroom
9:15-10:00 AMDr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball: (How) will we work together at this moment in our country’s history to ensure that beginning teachers are learner ready?
Grand Ballroom
10:00-10:30 AMDr. Suzanne Wilson and Dr. Deborah Ball: Looking to the future of Teacher Preparation Policy and Practice
Grand Ballroom
10:45-11:45 AM6 Concurrent Presentation SessionsView Locations
12:00 NoonLunch
12:15-1:00 PMDr. Saroja Warner, CCSSO, Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kenneth Zeichner: Two Visions of the Future of Teaching and Teacher Education in the US

Grand Ballroom
1:00-1:15 PMQ&AGrand Ballroom
1:30-2:30 PM6 Concurrent Presentation Sessions View Locations
2:45-3:15 PMDr. Mary Brownell: HLPs and EBPs why they are important to preparing all teachers and all students
Grand Ballroom
3:15 PMEvaluation and AdjournGrand Ballroom

Practice-Based Teacher Preparation Conference Strands

  • Evidence-based practices (EBP) in reading, writing, disciplinary literacy, argumentation, classroom/behavior management
  • Fieldwork and practice-based clinical experience strategies: observation guides, lesson study, tutoring, video analysis
  • Culturally responsive teaching/Family engagement
  • District partnerships with teacher preparation
  • edTPA connections to EBP

Keynote Speakers

Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Kenneth Zeichner

More Information

For further information, please email Georgette Nemr.