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Teacher Training Policies and Labor Markets

LC Seminar Series of US Education Policy
Teacher Training Policies and Labor Markets
Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Lemann Center Conference Room
The LC Seminar Series of US Education Policy continues with a seminar on Teacher Training Policies and Labor Markets. We encourage you to bring your questions and points of view about the theme for discussion. This is the third from a series of monthly seminars on US Education Policy in Comparison to Brazil. This month we will be joined by Dr. Patrick Shields, Executive Director at the Learning Policy Institute. Thursday, February 16 at the Lemann Center Conference Room, 4-6pm.

Patrick M. Shields serves on the LPI Leadership Team, is a member of LPI’s Early Childhood Education Team, and is one of the co-authors of The Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Lessons from the States. Shields also works on Educator Quality and co-authored LPI’s report, Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage.

Shields brings to LPI more than 25 years of experience managing large-scale social science research projects. Prior to joining LPI, he was the Executive Director of SRI Education, where he also served as Research Director for Teaching and California’s Future, a 15-year initiative to track the quality of the teacher workforce that contributed to legislation to ensure high-quality teaching for all of California’s students. Shields has also overseen many NSF- and foundation-supported studies of STEM opportunities for disadvantaged children, including serving as the co-principal investigator of the Science Activation Lab, a national research and design effort to dramatically strengthen learning.

Shields received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Educational Policy from Stanford University, an M.A. in Educational Administration from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Romance Languages from Amherst College. He recently served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Strengthening Science Education through a Teacher Learning Continuum.

Event hosted by Professor David N. Plank and  organized by Caetano Siqueira.

Suggested reading: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/sites/default/files/product-files/A_Coming_Crisis_in_Teaching_BRIEF.pdf