November/December 2016 Newsletter
The Delaware Center for Teacher Education (DCTE) provides support services for students, faculty, and staff in the educator preparation programs at the University of Delaware.
2016-2017 Meetings 200 Academy St., Rm. 210 1:00 – 3:00 pm
DDOE Educator Preparation Program Reports Released
The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) publicly released the Educator Preparation Program Reports (scorecards) for all teacher preparation programs in the state on November 18. Individuals can search the DDOE program report webpage for a specific report by institution/alternative route pathway or by program name. Each program is rated on a scale of 1 (high) to 4 (low) based on scores in five domains: recruitment, candidate performance, placement, retention, graduate performance, and perceptions. The program’s rating determines its renewal status, which is listed in the State Summary on the above webpage (e.g., a Tier 3 rating translates to the program being renewed with conditions). The next set of program reports will be publicly released in Fall 2018 and even-numbered falls in the future.
edTPA and PPAT Video Resources
The ERC has purchased additional video recording equipment to help candidates prepare high quality edTPA and PPAT videos. Along with 6 SWIVLs, we have 3 iOgraphers, a Padcaster, several wireless lavalier microphones, and a SWIVL Expand case. Please inform your candidates about these resources and that instruction on how to use the equipment is available upon request.
- The iOgrapher frames and Padcaster come equipped with an iPAD, wide angle lens and a microphone. Each can be mounted on a tripod or handheld.
- The SWIVL Expand Case comes equipped with an iPAD and a lens for improved video. It can be mounted on a SWIVL or tripod or stand on a table.
- Several different wireless microphones compatible with most devices are also available to improve the audio in the videos.
- For editing, Camtasia is installed on one MAC and one PC workstation in the ERC.
CAEP Site Visit Delayed
Partnership for Public Education TeachDE Initiative
The Partnership for Public Education (PPE) is a University-wide organization that brings together members of UD and the broader educational community in order to improve Delaware public education. One of PPE’s first initiatives is launching “TeachDE”, a statewide effort to create a robust and coordinated system for developing and strengthening the Delaware teacher workforce. The TeachDE leadership council will address the challenges outlined in the PPE policy brief entitled, “The Future of Delaware’s Teacher Workforce: A Focus on Teacher-Preparation Programs” and propose a coherent plan for moving the state forward.
UD Capture Links
- Taskstream Tour Workshop (October 24)
- Marilyn Cochran-Smith Talk on the “Current State of Teacher Preparation” (November 16)
Save the date for Project Search on April 26, 2017.
Do2Learn Makerspace Session