MACTE - Michigan
Friday, January 18, 2019


DARTEP World Language Program Review Webinar

Here's your one-stop-shop for the review for the new World Language teacher preparation standards. In addition to viewing a recording of the recent webinar on DARTEP's page, you will also be able to download a copy of the PowerPoint that accompanied the webinar and a copy of the rubric that may be helpful in conducting your internal program review. The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to a number of key documents and websites referenced in the webinar, including the new World Language standards, the endorsement program application, and the Language Testing International website.


New test may make teaching an even whiter profession

Peggy Barmore writes in the Hechinger Report that new teacher preparation tests may exacerbate the already existing disparity between white teachers and minority teachers. While advocates for the new, more strenuous tests say they hope the increased rigor will encourage all applicants to perform better, regardless of demographics, Barmore reports that the more expensive and more difficult tests may only serve to further disenfranchise groups struggling with the current tests.


Read the full article HERE.



In the spirit of their inspiration, the theme of the first annual MACTE EDTalks was communication. At the 2014 Fall Conference, teacher education professionals took the spotlight for six minute speeches about topics of concern in regards to teacher education, from the creation of new programs to upgrading old ones, and a few items in between.
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