Learn about the innovative ways ASU is responding to Arizona's and the nation's need to create excellent teachers.
ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has received national attention for the innovative ways it is now preparing teachers. Responding to Arizona's and the nation's need to create the next generation of excellent teachers, the Teachers College has increased the rigor of its course offerings, is collaborating with faculty from other colleges in developing new courses for students who want to be teachers, and now requires a new and enhanced full academic year of clinical experiences (formerly known as student teaching) that is unique in the state. In addition, world-renowned experts in science, technology and other areas have joined the Teachers College faculty. In this presentation, Director of Teacher Preparation Elizabeth Hinde will describe the new programs and direction for preparing quality teachers.
Elizabeth Hinde, Ph.D., is the director of teacher preparation for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, leading all undergraduate teacher preparation programs at ASU. She is research director of the Arizona Geographic Alliance's Geoliteracy and Geoliteracy for English Language Learners programs and is a member of the curriculum development team of the Sandra Day O'Connor Our Courts: 21st Century Civics project, now iCivics.org. In 2005, Hinde received the National Council for Geographic Education's (NCGE) Distinguished Teaching Award, and was the 2010 recipient of the NCGE's Geography Excellence in Media Award. She is a former president of the Arizona Council for the Social Studies, a teacher consultant with the Arizona Geographic Alliance, chair of the National Council for the Social Studies Steering Committee, and is active in numerous state and national professional organizations. She is also the author of numerous articles concerning social studies education and curriculum issues, and is serving as a guest editor for a 2011 issue of Social Studies and the Young Learner. Hinde has been a faculty member of Teachers College since 2004 and taught elementary school for 20 years in Mesa, Ariz. prior to entering higher education.
Tuesday, March 13
6:30–7 p.m. Sign-in and refreshments
7–8:30 p.m. Program with Q&A
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382