Thursday, November 01, 2018

Kendra Hearn discusses the Teaching School with P-20 partners on American Black Journal


For an October 28 broadcast of American Black Journal on Detroit Public Television, host Stephen Henderson spoke with Dr. Kendra Hearn, Chair of Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Michigan School of Education; Wendy Lewis Jackson, Managing Director at The Kresge Foundation; and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

“The University of Michigan, and especially the School of Education, have deep commitments to Detroit,” said Hearn. “If nothing else it is the birthplace of the university. We view our work as being community-oriented and holistic. We wanted to make an impact, put our scholarship to practice in a place where it would really matter.”

Hearn described the SOE’s adoption of certain aspects of medical practitioner preparation. This includes offering interns experiences in diverse school settings to prepare them to teach in a broad range of districts. The Teaching School extends the clinical rounds model to include a residency component in which teachers continue to be supported throughout the first three years of their careers.

Kendra Hearn is Chair, Secondary Teacher Education; Clinical Associate Professor; Director of Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) Program

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