Teacher preparation innovations featured in national education blog

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 The innovative practices of UF’s teacher education program were showcased Jan. 21 in edutopia, the national blogging site of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. In a […]

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Posted Jan. 25, 2011

The innovative practices of UF’s teacher education program were showcased Jan. 21 in edutopia, the national blogging site of The George Lucas Educational Foundation.

In a piece titled “Innovations in Teacher Prep Programs,” blogger Anne OBrien, deputy director of the Learning First Alliance, described UF’s program as a national model for “grounding the pre-service teacher experience in clinical practice.”

OBrien cited UF’s Bright Futures mentoring program, which pairs UF elementary ed students with schoolchildren from public housing neighborhoods, and another program exposing preservice teachers to classroom experiences with students who speak English as a second language.