PTEP Coordinator Breaks New Ground as Director of National Conference

Kim Creasy, coordinator of UNC's Elementary Professional Teacher Education Program, served as the director of the National Field Experience Conference, held April 5-6 at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. For the first time in the four-year history of the conference, registration had be closed due to the overwhelming response from teacher preparation institutions.

Faculty from 43 different institutions of higher education made presentations during the conference, sharing information, practices, policies and research pertaining to teacher candidates' experiences in school settings.

Presentations addressed the preparation, supervision and evaluation of teacher candidates for their knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for success in clinical settings and included settings (public, private, charter, urban, rural and international placements); supervision practices and challenges; teacher candidates' impact on learning in classrooms; co-teaching models; locating and maintaining placements/partnerships in schools; best practices in teaching; and unique programs to enhance teacher preparation.

Creasy currently plans to have UNC host the conference in April 2018.

For more information, please visit: http://www.unco.edu/cebs/nfec

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