Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching & Learning: Designing a Teacher Ed Program for the 21st Century
Presented by: Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching & Learning
Strand: Higher Education
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is reinventing teacher education for the 21st century through the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning. The Woodrow Wilson Academy will address the need for high quality STEM teachers by offering a competency-based program that shifts the focus from seat time as the primary measure of degree attainment to the competencies that teacher candidates must be able to demonstrate with proficiency.
The Academy will model best STEM teaching practices by engaging diverse, high achieving teacher candidates in inquiry, project-based learning, personalized curriculum, blended learning, and deep clinical field experiences followed by extended mentoring, rigorous assessments, and ongoing feedback.
We are eager to share our work with participants of the STEM Summit. Visitors to the exhibit can learn more about the design process for the Academy, experience early versions of our games, and offer input to help shape this cutting-edge program to prepare STEM teachers.