Goal # 1: Teacher Preparation: Community Redesign. A University of Washington Design Team will lead this goal in collaboration with CEEDAR researchers to engage local community representatives in the design and develop of relevant, place-based curriculum for Special Education learners in teacher preparation. A clear facilitation guide will be developed to enable Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) across the state initiate the same processes in their own communities.
Goal # 2: Standards Crosswalk-Data Mapping. The contractor and CEEDAR will work with OSPI and the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to align the standards in Washington for learner outcomes and teacher licensure that focus on skills and knowledge for learning and teaching students with disabilities through data mapping.
Goal # 3: Educator Workforce Development through Knowledge Mobilization. Resources shall be developed for University faculty and PK – 12 teachers that utilizes University research, CEEDAR resources and, expertise using knowledge mobilization developers. These resources will be teacher preparation content, which may include, but are not limited to course syllabi, course texts, and content, implementation activities, etc. The quantity of resources to be made available will vary by course and higher education program.
Goal # 4: Equity and Access. CEEDAR will coalesce a mutual understanding of institutionalized and systemic racism, and the importance of anti-bias protocols in instruction, engage and encourage teacher preparation, and PK – 12 schools in iterative processes that improve services for all students.
Goal # 5: Develop Demonstration Sites. CEEDAR faculty from Seattle University, Eastern Washington University, and Washington State University will facilitate conversations about curriculum, reflected in syllabi, that benefit ALL learners, specifically Special Education learners and provide ongoing presentations to the Leadership Team about their work.