The partnership is designed to recruit, prepare, and sustain highly-effective teachers with specific foci in mathematics to support students with diverse learning needs. Ongoing collaborative efforts will ensure project services are personalized, job-embedded, and practice-changing for teacher candidates, supervising teachers, instructional coaches and professors-in-residence.
Through this project, teams at the University of Central Florida and Orange County Public Schools have collaborated to align resources and support for teacher candidates. In addition to receiving ongoing support from their supervising teacher, teacher candidates will be a part of a professional learning community at their school site facilitated by a university professor-in-residence. The professor-in-residence will engage teacher candidates in weekly conversations around evidence-based instructional practices for mathematics, culturally responsive teaching, social-emotional learning and wellness and self-care. Professional learning activities are co-constructed and job-embedded to meet individual learning needs identified by UCF instructional staff, OCPS leadership and instructional staff and school-based instructional coaches.
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