Preparing Day-One Ready Teachers


Released August 2021 — In 2020, the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) and EdReports forged a partnership to address the need for teacher awareness of high-quality instructional materials during their preservice training. Teacher residency programs are an ideal environment to equip emerging teachers with the skills to identify and fully utilize quality instructional materials rather than search for or develop their own. “The goal of the project is to provide new teachers undergoing a period of supervision in the classroom with support to become savvy consumers and users of high-quality instructional materials, too rare in teacher preparation programs across the country” (Hirsch & Grossman, 2021). This report represents learning from Year 1 where teams from each residency participated in three workshops.