Learning Policy Institute’s Educator Preparation Laboratory
CUEL has been invited to participate in the Learning Policy Institute’s Educator Preparation Laboratory. This initiative has created a networked learning community that includes 15 of the nation’s leading teacher and principal preparation programs from across the country. EdPrepLab is intended to help educator preparation programs engage in continuous improvement to ensure that new teachers and leaders enter the classroom able to provide K-12 students with the kind of education that helps them develop “deeper learning” skills like critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and the ability to apply knowledge in a range of contexts. The initiative will also support research to improve preparation programs and work with policymakers at federal, state, and local levels to help encourage the use of research-based practices that ensure new teachers and school leaders are well-equipped to provide students with a whole child education and to build the next generation of equitable schools.