- Research Shows Improvements in edTPA Preparation Despite Persistent Challenges
Teaching candidates better understand the edTPA process and what is expected of them after two years of the licensure test’s implementation in New York and Washington States, researchers at the University of Rochester have found. The degrees of support for and preparation of students participating in this high-stakes assessment of teaching have also strengthened. Yet, the latest study, conducted by Warner School Professors Kevin Meuwissen and Jeffrey Choppin, reveals that new teachers from both states continue to perceive the edTPA as an unfair and time-consuming requirement for initial certification.
- Warner Celebrates Nearly 200 Graduates During 2016 Commencement
The Warner School held its annual commencement ceremony on May 14 in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre. Nearly 200 students marked educational milestones this year as they received their graduate degrees. A new student award for the School’s human development program, named in honor of alumna Mary Ellen Burris ‘68W (EdM), was also announced at the 2016 ceremony.
- STEM Outreach Collaboration with East Upper School to Launch
East Upper School students visited River Campus on April 26 to study biology in both virtual and real laboratory settings. Facilitated by the partnership between the Warner School and East High School, the event was part of the biology department’s community outreach efforts to foster local high school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The biology department's efforts to enhance STEM education at East have been supported by Michael Occhino, director of science education outreach at Warner.
- New Graduate Entrance Exam Requirement for Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Applicants
New York State has approved and enacted a law that requires all colleges and universities with graduate-level teacher and educational leadership programs to require candidates to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a substantially equivalent admission assessment.
- School Counseling Student Honored for Academics, Service
Ka’dya Donadelle, a master’s student in the school counseling program at the Warner School, was one of three University of Rochester students honored Wednesday, April 20, at the 32nd Annual Rochester-area Outstanding Adult Student Award banquet. The award recipients were adult students who have excelled academically while successfully combining their college education with other commitments to family, job, career, and service to the community.