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Adult learner studying virtually
Aug 25, 2021
The following Region 5 Comprehensive Center blog is the second in a series of blog posts on the development of a statewide adult learning framework in Tennessee.   As mentioned in our April 13, 2021 blog post, Five Steps to Develop a Statewide Adult Learning Framework, representatives from the Region 5 Comprehensive Center and Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) partnered to develop a framework to plan and deliver high-quality…
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Red apple on a stack of books
Jul 26, 2021
Studies have demonstrated that Teacher Preparation Programs (TPPs) matter, and more specifically, that they “can improve teachers' preparedness and persistence by increasing requirements for practice teaching and methods-related coursework”.1 And, research that disentangles the effects of teacher recruitment and preparation demonstrates that TPPs contribute uniquely to teachers’ self-perceived instructional quality, which is related to features…
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Students conducting a chemistry experiment
Jul 13, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) is collaborating with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center to increase Virginia's capacity to use implementation and improvement science at the state, district, and school levels. The work supports sustained and scaled use of Evidence-based Practices by school staff and teachers to improve outcomes for students…
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Map of people connected to each other via a network
Jul 7, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center team embarked on a journey with state educational leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia to co-develop a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) which is resulting in ready-made NIC facilitator resources for states, districts, building leaders and/or teacher teams to utilize. This co-creation involves a design, apply, refine, finalize, and release cycle.  The most recent set of materials…
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Cluster of people connected through a network
Jun 21, 2021
The number of educator preparation program completers in WV declined 27% between 2008-09 and 2018-19, as shown by the most recent data from Title II Reports: National Preparation Data.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, West Virginia also has reported teacher shortages in many counties and subject areas ranging from Art to World Languages (available at U.S. Department of Education: Teacher Shortage Reports). To better match supply…

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