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Connecting Advances in Learning Research and Teacher Practice: A Conference about Teacher Education
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Agenda (Current as of July 17, 2012)

8:30 - 9:00 am • Registration (Zankel Foyer) and Coffee (HM 2nd Floor)
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Conference Overview Susan Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Columbia University
9:15 - 9:45 am Conference Framing Deborah Loewenberg Ball, William H. Payne Collegiate Chair; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Dean of the School of Education, University of Michigan
9:45 - 11:30 am Session 1: Practice-focused Professional Education for Teachers
     
Framing question: What does it mean to focus teacher education on the teaching of practice and what does this look like?
Moderator: Francesca Forzani, Associate Director, TeachingWorks, University of Michigan
     
Presenters: Lin Goodwin,  Vice Dean and Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Emilie Reagan, Partnership Schools Coordinator and Lead Research Associate, Teachers College, Columbia University

Elizabeth Davis, Associate Professor of Elementary Teacher Education, University of Michigan
   
Commentator: Magdalene Lampert, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, University of Michigan
11:30 - 11:45 am • Coffee (HM 2nd Floor)
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Session 2: Advances in Research on Learning and its Application
     
Framing question: How can research on learning inform and be usable in specific practices of teaching? 
•    What are promising developments in the research on learning and how do teachers access and use this knowledge in practice?
•    What specific teaching practices can be informed by research on learning?
Moderator: Thomas James, Provost and Dean, Professor of History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University 

Panelists: John Black, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Telecommunications and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University;
   
Karen Froud, Associate Professor of Speech & Language Pathology, Teachers College, Columbia University 

Herb Ginsburg, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Pyschology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Susan R. Goldman, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Fritz Mosher, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Policy Research in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

James Pellegrino,  Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
1:00 - 1:45 pm • Lunch (Boxes available in HM 2nd Floor; Seating in Breakout Rooms)
1:45 - 3:45 pm Session 3: Incorporating research on learning into teaching practice and professional training for teaching
     
Framing question: How can new knowledge about learning be incorporated into practice-focused teacher education? 
•    What practices and/or tools can make this knowledge available and usable during instruction? 
•    What aspects of this knowledge are most high leverage for beginners? 

•   How can knowledge about learning be made usable in actual practice, and how can the risk of simply acquiring knowledge be managed?
Thompson 136 Teaching Practice:  Learning Progressions and Performance Assessments Presenters: Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director, The Reading & Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University

Chandra Alston, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Horace Mann 140 Teaching Practice: Science and Literacy Moderator: Elizabeth Davis, Associate Professor of Elementary Teacher Education, University of Michigan

Presenters: Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, Jean and Charles Walgreen Professor of Reading and Literacy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Meghan Shaughnessy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan
   
Ann Rivet, Associate Professor of Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Horace Mann 138 Teaching Practice: Mathematics and Professional Development Moderator: Elham Kazemi, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Washington

Presenters: Herbert Ginsburg, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Pyschology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
     
Adele Schroeter, Principal, and Nekia Wise, Teacher, New York City PS 59
Horace Mann 150 Teaching Practice: Learning Trajectories in Mathematics Moderator: Megan Franke, Professor and Chair of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Presenters: Caroline Wylie, Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service; Marge Petit, Marge Petit Consulting
Horace Mann 152 Teaching Practice: Educational Tools and Technologies Moderator: Magdalene Lampert, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, University of Michigan

Presenters: Daniel Chazan, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland
       
Patricio Herbst, Associate Professor of Education, University of Michigan
       
Wendy Aaron, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
       
Gary Natriello, Ruth L. Gottesman Professor in Education Research, Teachers College, Columbia University
3:45 - 4:00 pm • Coffee (HM 2nd Floor)
4:00 - 5:15 pm Session 4: Developing a Practice-orientation to Knowledge and Theory and Teacher Preparation
     
Framing question: What would be a “practice-orientation” toward research about teaching and learning and how could it be developed?
Moderator: Deborah Loewenberg Ball, William H. Payne Collegiate Chair; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Dean of the School of Education, University of Michigan

Panelists: Elizabeth Davis, Associate Professor of Elementary Teacher Education, University of Michigan           
           
Megan Franke, Professor and Chair of Education, University of California, Los Angeles         
         
Bill Gaudelli, Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
         
Elham Kazemi, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Washington

Magdalene Lampert, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, University of Michigan