CREATE Project at GSU Holds Convening to Advance the Teacher Residency Movement


March 5, 2024 — NCTR’s Network members continue to advance the teacher residency movement across the country, fostering collaboration among practitioners, policymakers, and education advocates to gain further insight into the teacher residency model.

On March 1-2, The CREATE Project at Georgia State University (GSU) hosted a convening titled A Critical Turn in Teacher Residencies: Dreaming New Ways Forward in School, University, and Community Entanglements. The conference aimed to unite those who are steering a critical course in teacher residency programming and related research. The emphasis was on those who have placed issues of power and domination at the core of their programming and analysis, addressing critical aspects such as race, class, gender, and more.

This two-day event brought together teacher residencies from across the country, all interested in critical conversations focused on whose voices, histories, knowledge, struggles, dreams, and expertise matter in teacher education and in teacher residencies in particular. Participants examined how practices, research methods, and evaluative tools are creating more just futures for school, university, and community entanglements, as well as other urgent conversations around critical turns in teacher residency work and scholarship.

Several NCTR Network members were in attendance, including Seattle Teacher Residency, Albuquerque Teacher Residency, as well as NYU Steinhardt. BEI Director Keilani Goggins also had the opportunity to share about the impact of NCTR’s Black Educators Initiative (BEI).

By cultivating a community characterized by shared knowledge and innovation, this collaborative approach emphasizes collective engagement and expertise in creating meaningful advancements within the field.