Brooklyn Town Hall Meeting Re: Teacher Certification Exams!


How do you feel about the new teacher certification exams?

 BROOKLYN TOWN HALL MEETING

New York City Teacher Certification Meeting with Regents on the Higher Education Committee

RSVP: crystal.jackson@lehman.cuny.edu (SUBJECT LINE: Brooklyn Town Hall Meeting)

The purpose of this meeting is to convene a group of NYC teacher education faculty, public school teachers, and teacher candidates to describe the impact of new teacher certification exams (ALST, edTPA, EAS, CST). Of particular importance is the impact of these exams on the preparation of future teachers, on the racial and ethnic composition of the teaching force, and on the professional autonomy of teacher educators. New ways to move forward into the future will also be discussed.

Date:              Monday December 7th

Time:              6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Location:        St Francis College (180 Remson Street in downtown Brooklyn a two-block walk from the Borough Hall subway stop. The event will take place in the first floor auditorium. The auditorium seats several hundred people)

This is an extremely important forum to amplify faculty and student experiences. The format will involve panels of presenters, with discussion. Speaking panels are already filled, but it’s important to fill the room and show support.

This meeting has been called by Regents Charles Bendit and Kathleen Cashin, co-chairs of the Regents Higher Education Committee.

Regent Cashin has been an outspoken critic on high stakes testing in K-12 schools. This is an opportunity to share with her and other Regents what is happening in higher ed.

http://dianeravitch.net/2015/04/02/regent-cashin-of-new-york-speaks-out-against-high-stakes-testing/