NCTR Impact
Monthly news and insights supporting equity in teacher preparation and celebrating our NCTR partnerships
September 2022
A Letter from Chief Program Officer Erica Hines

Though the start of the 2022-2023 school year has already come and gone for many of us, I tend to find myself immersed in a feeling of renewal at the conclusion of each summer. Though I live somewhere with minimal changes to the weather and foliage, I eagerly await the appearance of school supplies in stores, and the hustle and bustle of young people sprinting down sidewalks towards their schools.

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Featured Story
Meet Symposium 2022's Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
NCTR is proud to welcome Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz as this year's keynote speaker for Symposium to be held September 14-16 in Chicago. To learn more about her, watch the video above and read a paper about racial literacy development written by Dr. Sealey-Ruiz. (Video and paper used with permission from Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz)
The White House Announces Actions to Strengthen the Teaching Profession and Help Schools Fill Vacancies

On August 31, 2022, the White House, along with the U.S. Secretary of Education and organizations leading in the teaching and education field and job talent platforms, released a statement with action plans to address the national teacher shortage.

Teacher residencies, along with Grow Your Own programs and registered teaching apprenticeships, are named as high-quality pathways for individuals to become teachers. Pathways Alliance, in which NCTR is a founding member, will be tasked with creating national guidelines for registered teacher apprenticeship programs, following the collaborative work NCTR co-led toward developing the definition of a teacher residency.
Teacher Residencies In Action
AppleTree Early Learning Teacher Residency's Enrollment is Among Residencies 'On the Rise' in D.C.
AppleTree Early Learning Teacher Residency in Washington, D.C. is highlighted for its enrollment growth in an article published by Capital Community News (August 2022).  
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Advancing the Movement
Update: Notice Inviting Applications Available for Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program
On August 23, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program. This opportunity will offer $8 million in new grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs); or Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), such as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), to strengthen teacher preparation and diversify the teacher workforce.

Applications are due Friday, October 7. Grants awarded under this program are for a period of up to four years. Further information about the types of required grant activities for this opportunity can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's website. One such required grant activity is for programs that provide sustained and high-quality preservice clinical experiences as well as mentoring of teacher candidates by exemplary teachers.
ICYMI: Teacher Residency Definition Webinar and Paper
On August 11, Pathways Alliance, a national coalition of leading organizations dedicated to supporting and implementing accessible, inclusive, quality educator preparation pathways, released a paper detailing a shared definition of teacher residencies to clarify the field's use of the term. As part of the release, NCTR, who co-led the development of the paper, participated in a webinar with Prepared to Teach to dive deep into the context of the paper. In case you missed it, both the webinar and paper are available for viewing.
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NCTR & EdReports Prepare Day-One Ready Teachers - Phase II

In 2020, NCTR and EdReports, a nonprofit that provides free reviews of instructional materials, forged a partnership to address the need for teacher awareness of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) during their preservice training. Today, the partnership between NCTR and EdReports continues in preparing day-one ready teachers.

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Residency Partner and NCTR Staff contribute to IGI Global Handbook
The latest IGI Global Handbook is published and available online, with one chapter co-authored by NCTR residency partner Marjori Krebs of the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP; Albuquerque, New Mexico) and another chapter co-authored by NCTR’s own Kevin Levay, Ph.D., associate director of research and evaluation, and Carrie Scheib, director of research and evaluation.

Source: Zugelder, B. S., & L'Esperance, M. (Eds.). (2022). Handbook of Research on the Educator Continuum and Development of Teachers. IGI Global.
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Network Noteworthy

Network Coaching is On the Way!

To all NCTR Network partner leads, please be on the look out this September for outreach from your Network coach to schedule your initial FY23 Network coaching meeting and to share details about your FY23 Network pods.


NCTR to Present at the Black Male Educator Convening

Presented by the Center for Black Educator Development, the annual Black Men Educator Convening is BACK as a live experience! The convening creates a communal, empathetic space to discuss the deeply emotional, intellectual, and trajectory-altering work revolutionary Black men educators do on a daily basis. The event will be held November 17-19 in Philadelphia, and NCTR will present.

Early bird registration is now open!
 NCTR’s BEI Team hopes to see you there! #BMEC2022
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