Welcome to the eighth 100Kin10 Annual Partner Summit, an annual convening of 250+ leaders committed to solving the challenges underlying the STEM teacher shortage. 

Over the course of the day, our hope is that you’ll spark meaningful connections with peers, exchange perspectives and stories, glean insights, and get energized about new possibilities for your work and for the field.
Tuesday, March 26 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Centering Local Context in Teacher Prep

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How might we prepare teachers for the specific needs and context of a local district?

Grand Challenge Theme:
Teacher Preparation

ExpandED Schools + New Teacher Center
Emma Banay Twitter: @expand_school
Emily Welch  Twitter: @EmilyWelch @NewTeacherCtr

How our organizations are tackling this challenge:
"ExpandED Schools and New Teacher Center are preparing aspiring STEM teachers of color for careers in NYC schools by leveraging the after-school space, instructional mentoring, and community partners."

ExpandED Pathways: Engineering connects education-interested apprentice teachers with a school-day seasoned teacher mentor trained by New Teacher Center, preparing these apprentices to teach engineering in the after-school space as they pursue next steps towards a career in education.  We will highlight successes in curricular adaptation and connections to local standards, career development supports, and mentoring aligned to district-level evaluation measures, as well as challenges in implementation (recruitment, logistics, and role strain). Participants will leave with tangible takeaways about how to leverage the after-school space to build a robust teacher pipeline for candidates of color in their own contexts.

University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Science/Mathematics Education
Katie Donaldson and Kate York  Twitter: @UT_Dallas

How our organization is tackling this challenge:
"Preparing pre-service teachers for Project Based Learning (PBL) by offering a capstone course with active field experience, providing opportunities to explore partnerships with informal and local education partners."

Districts are embracing Project Based Learning for its student engagement and emphasis on 21st century skills. Making sure your pre-service teachers are ready to facilitate PBL can be daunting. UTeach Dallas and UCCSTeach recently participated in a 100Kin10 Collaboration Grant to help outline best practices for a field-based PBL course. Topics to be discussed during this presentation include creating strategic partnerships with local districts and exploring informal education partnerships.

University of California, Berkeley
Sara Harmon  Twitter: @UCBerkeley

How our organization is tackling this challenge:
"Evolving and strengthening university-school district partnerships to meet both district and teacher preparation program needs by cultivating innovative connections with multiple stakeholders."

School district partnerships are critical for all teacher education programs. While we have had limited success in recruiting individual teachers from one particular large, unique, and varied local district to mentor our pre-service teachers, we have not yet been able to engage effectively on the district level. This presentation will discuss our multi-pronged approach to establishing a meaningful relationship that is of value to all campus partnerships with this district. The approach includes innovative planning among multiple stakeholders for meeting district leadership, sharing rigorous analysis of annual program data, encouraging staff to engage directly with mentoring K-12 students in math and science classrooms alongside program participants, and creating fundraising opportunities.


Emma Banay

Director of STEM Programs, ExpandED Schools
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Emily Welch

Associate Program Consultant, New Teacher Center
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Katie Donaldson

Master Teacher/ Assistant Director, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Science/Mathematics Education
At the UTeach Program at UTD, we train math and science majors to be great middle school and high school teachers. Let me know if you need a recommendation for an open position or you would like to be a mentor teacher in our program.
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Kate York

Assistant Clinical Professor/Master Teacher UTeach Dallas, The University of Texas at Dallas
Ask me about preservice STEM teacher preparation, project-based learning, and global collaboration.
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Sara Harmon

Program Manager, University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dickinson Classroom 2

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