SUNY Chancellor and NYSED Commissioner to visit UB on August 9

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You are cordially invited to join

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher
NYSED Commissioner MaryEllen Elia

for a


Regional Engagement Event
Western New York  |  Buffalo

Join education colleagues from across the region for an engaging discussion and workshop about the future of educator preparation and practice in New York State.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hayes Hall Grand Auditorium (4th floor),
University at Buffalo, South Campus
(Parking available in Townsend Hall lot)

Chancellor Zimpher and Commissioner Elia will offer remarks at 1:00 p.m. followed by structured discussions and work sessions. Lights snacks and beverages will be provided.

We are soliciting feedback from stakeholders across the education community on how we can promote and support the teaching profession, continue to improve educator preparation and expand professional development that spans the career of educators. Your feedback will be utilized by the Provost Steering Committee on TeachNY Policy that has been charged to review existing SUNY educator preparation policy and develop recommendations for a renewed, enabling policy framework and action agenda. You will also inform Chancellor Zimpher in her efforts with the New York State Education Department and other leadership organizations, as we work collaboratively to enhance teaching and teacher education.

In preparation for this gathering, we invite you to read the TeachNY Advisory Council Report of Findings and Recommendations (PDF). This report is a resource that provides ideas to be considered; however, the report itself is not TeachNY, but instead is part of a broader process that includes the regional engagements being held throughout the state. If you are unable to read the full report, please read any one of the first three chapters, as we are planning roundtable conversations regarding the themes explored in them (excellent candidates, excellent educator preparation and excellent professional support). The conversations will not require that you will have done this reading, as the primary intent is to elicit your ideas regarding these themes, but we are hopeful to have your ideas about the recommendations within this report. As a quick reference, you will see that Appendix A in the report provides a Summary of Recommendations.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP by August 5, 2016:

August 9, 2016

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