January 17, 2000
Educators invited to symposium on teacher quality January 27-28
By Jennifer McNulty
Educators are invited to attend a two-day symposium on teacher quality that is being
sponsored by UCSC's New Teacher Center
on January 27-28. The gathering, "Keeping the Dream Alive: A Quality Teacher
for Every Child," will focus on teacher quality and educational equity, with
an emphasis on new teacher support and development of the teaching profession. The
meeting will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Monterey.
Among the nationally prominent presenters are Kati Haycock, director of The Education
Trust in Washington, D.C., who will deliver the opening keynote address, entitled
"Good Teaching Matters," on January 27.
Also presenting will be Sharon Feiman-Nemser, professor in the Department of Teacher
Education at Michigan State University, who will discuss how mentor teachers combine
support and assessment; Enid Lee, a Toronto-based education consultant who will deliver
the morning keynote address entitled "Teaching for Transformation," on
January 28; and Terry Janicki, a consultant with the California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing, who will participate in a panel presentation on teacher induction
called "The State of Affairs."
Fees are $250 per person, including reception, meals, and materials. Hotel accommodations
and parking are additional. To register, or for more information, call the New Teacher
Center at (831) 459-4323.
The UCSC-based New Teacher Center, located in downtown Santa Cruz, is a national
resource dedicated to teacher development and the support of programs and practices
that promote excellence and diversity in America's teaching force. The nation's schools
will hire at least two million new teachers over the next decade, yet more than one-third
of all new teachers leave the profession within the first three years. The New Teacher
Center encourages schools to invest in innovative induction practices that provide
the support beginning teachers need to become highly skilled, committed, and caring
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