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Notes from the Field: Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Education

, AACTE, United States


As US federal and state policies shift, teacher education finds itself once again at a crossroads. Are colleges of education the weakest link in the preparation of teachers? Do state and federal elected and appointed officials truly understand the innovative work that is occurring in colleges and departments of teacher education? Is our US-based experience unique or are our colleagues in other countries having similar experiences? How can we create and foster strategic relationships to elevate the profession? What are some of the new trends that are impacting our work? How can we harness the power of technology to better educate our students and, in turn, their students?  What are OUR obligations as teacher educators to positively impact P-12 education?


Gangone, L.M. (2019). Notes from the Field: Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Education. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2020--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 27, 2021 from .