Redefining Literacy in English Teacher Education: The Knowledge English Teachers Need
Friday, March 6 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Amazon H
Abstract: As teacher preparation programs are increasingly scrutinized for how they prepare classroom teachers, we – as English teacher educators – question definitions, enactments and applications of literacy that drive the formation of standards (e.g., CAEP, INTASC) and assessments (e.g., edTPA). This panel will explore various aspects of the knowledge that secondary English language arts teachers need in order to be successful teachers of literacy in today’s changing landscape: content knowledge, teacher knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. After presenting different perspectives on the knowledge that English language arts teachers need in today’s classrooms, the panelists will invite the audience to join the conversation by creating a collaborative document that can be referenced by all attendees as they return to their institutions and take up the important conversations about teacher preparation and assessment.