TeachingWorks Journal Club
Addressing the rapidly expanding focus on education research
TeachingWorks Journal Club
is a quarterly meeting, held
in September, November, February, and April, that brings faculty, staff, and students at the U-M School of Education together with TeachingWorks leadership to review and examine the latest teaching and teacher education research published in peer-reviewed journals.
During each gathering, a different member of the
School of Education
as leader, selecting two recently published pieces from a list of topics on teaching and teacher education. Together, the group summarizes and discusses each article, with particular emphasis on applications for teaching practice.
“The TeachingWorks Journal Club is both
flexible and fertile—a place where everyone at the U-M School of Education can join together to
learn about the expanding roles of educators.”
Simona Goldin, Director of Instructional Design for Seminars and
Special Programs, TeachingWorks
Topics are based upon the needs
of the school’s community-at- large, coupled with the expertise of TeachingWorks leadership. Since its
creation, the casual, brown bag meetings have become a platform for bridging the gap between
the school’s faculty, students, and staff, helping those vested in education research remain up to date on the latest scholarly investigations.
TeachingWorks Streaming Seminar Series
Advancing teacher education focused on teaching practice
The TeachingWorks Streaming Seminar Series brings education practitioners and scholars together to investigate, design, and better understand solutions for teacher education focused on teaching practice.
Hosted at the University of Michigan School of Education, the year-long series features lectures from a diverse range of scholars spanning
the country. Now in its
12th year, the livestreamed seminar series has drawn more than 2,000 attendees and viewers.
Each year, the series is
organized around a central
theme or topic critical
to teaching and teacher
education. In 2017–2018,
the theme was “Outrage to
Action: Disrupting Inequity
Through Teacher Education,” featuring Sonia Nieto, Valerie Kinloch, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Christine Sleeter, and Ernest Morell. Each presenter investigated one TeachingWorks high- leverage practice, focusing explicitly
on the nuanced ways in which issues of equity and inclusion are integral to teaching practice.
“The seminar series provides an opportunity for members of the U-M School of Education community
and beyond to think critically about some of the most pressing challenges in education,” says Simona Goldin, director of instructional design
for seminars and special programs at TeachingWorks. We see the seminar series as a curriculum for our own learning. The lesson plans, instructional materials, and speakers have shown how
they use innovative approaches to overcome the unique challenges they face, and have helped us to reflect on ways to improve on our own practices as educators.”
In addition to being livestreamed, each series lecture is recorded and archived on the TeachingWorks website. teachingworks.org