Chancellor Zimpher to Host National Teacher Education Summit in Albany

November 7, 2012

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher next week will host a national summit on teacher education, which will also serve as the kick-off event for SUNY’s Statewide Teacher and Leader Education Network (S-TEN).

The summit is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:                Thursday, Nov. 15
Time:                8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:          Desmond Hotel
                        660 Albany Shaker Road
                        Albany, NY

Chancellor Zimpher will provide a keynote address, followed by featured speakers Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University’s Charles E. Docummun professor of education; Sharon Robinson, president of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education; and Merryl H. Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents; John B. King, commissioner of education and president of the University of the State of New York; Johanna Duncan-Poitier, SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for the Education Pipeline and Community Colleges; and Christine Givner, SUNY Fredonia dean and professor, and chair of the S-TEN Design Team. Faculty leaders in teacher and school leader education will also highlight best practices and examples of work underway across SUNY.

In July 2012, SUNY was awarded $3.5 million in Race to the Top (RTTT) funds by the New York State Education Department to develop and implement a comprehensive teacher education initiative with SUNY faculty, with the goal of advancing the future of teacher and school leader preparation to meet the needs of New York State’s children. Through a series of faculty development and research opportunities, the S-TEN initiative will enable SUNY to lead campus faculty and their education partners as they implement clinically-rich teacher and leader preparation strategies, including the implementation of Common Core Standards, data-driven instruction, and knowledge of teacher and education leader performance assessment, both before and after certification.

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