What does it mean to be a pre-service teacher in the midst of a global pandemic? If you are PEBC Teacher Residency it means learning alongside mentor teachers from day one, establishing connections with colleagues, and deep study of the PEBC Teaching Framework just like you would in any year. In this episode Tyler Hansen shares his journey from corporate America to Early Childhood Education via his experience as a PEBC Teacher Resident, and John Kearny, Director of Recruitment and Alumni Engagement for the PEBC Residency Program, shares his role as a teacher educator who cares deeply about ensuring that each and every resident develop the tools to create rich cognitive engagement for their students. This is not a “bag of tricks program.” rather the PEBC Teacher Residency program is very similar to a medical residency in that each pre-service teacher in the program learns alongside a mentor while engaging in seminars and receiving coaching. Residents and mentors engage in professional learning of the PEBC Teaching Framework together via parallel pedagogy… meaning that the residents and mentors engage in the type of learning that they are crafting for their students. Then they collaborate on ways to implement the nuances of planning, community, workshop, thinking strategies, discourse, and assessment into their classrooms in ways that meet the needs of their students regardless of grade level, content area or geographic location.
This episode is sponsored by Chalkbeat. Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children. Stay up to date on all of the current events in education at www.chalkbeat.org.