Bringing Education Systems Together to
Strengthen California’s Teacher Workforce

Shaping the Future of Teacher Preparation

18 and 20 August 2021

The California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs (CCCTPP) hosted a
cross-systems conference to bring together education system leads to address the teacher shortage crisis.

Supported by Antelope Valley College’s Teacher Accelerated Preparation Program (TAPP),
attention was focused on developing and strengthening connections between the systems that support teacher training pathways, including community college teacher preparation programs, CSUs and 4-year institutions, TK-12 school districts, County Offices of Education, and a host of other stakeholders.

 

View Conference Program here.

On Wednesday August 18th and Friday August 20th, the Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen California’s Teacher Workforce 2021 Conference was held with registrants representing:

  • 35 community colleges
  • 13 CSUs
  • 8 COEs/school districts
  • 10+ education non-profits
  • State agencies (CTC, CDE, CCCCO, etc).

The Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen California’s Teacher Workforce 2021 Conference included guest speakers/panelists:

  • Sheneui Weber, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education
  • Sandra Sanchez, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Delaine Eastin, 25th California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1995-2003

The sessions posted below were led by teacher preparation stakeholders from:
Commission on Teacher Credentialing, TEACH CA, CalSTRS, Education Trust West,
West Ed, ACCCTEP, PEACH, CA BACCS, CCC-ECE, ZTC/OER,
and leaders from California’s education systems.

Opening Session - CCC-TPP Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen CA (18 August)

The Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen California’s Teacher Workforce conference was designed to bring together all key stakeholders that impact California’s future teachers. The California Community College Teacher Preparation Programs (CCC-TPP) team hopes you will be inspired by the presenters and colleagues you meet, and we encourage you to develop new partnerships and look for innovative ways to work together. We anticipate conference attendees from all education systems: TK-12, community college, CSU, and UC plus attendees from many organizations that support teacher preparation throughout the state. We hope you leave the Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen California’s Teacher Workforce conference with additional partners, new resources, innovative ideas surrounding teacher preparation, and a strong sense of both purpose and inspiration as we head into the 2021-2022 school year.

9:00-9:15 am – Welcome: Renee Marshall, California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs
9:15 -10:45 am – Education System Leads Panel:

  • Sandra Sanchez, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education
  • Claudia L. Martinez, Executive Director, Educator Programs and California Subject Matter Project, Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs, University of California, Office of the President

10:45 -11:15 am – Speaker: Sheneui Weber, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Cross System Activity, Teacher Preparation HUBS: Cross System Preparation
12:00-12:30 pm – Speaker: Delaine Eastin, 25th California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (1995-2003)

Materials: ChatNotes_OpeningSession-18August_BringingEducationSystemsTogether.to.StrengthenCA

12:30-2p Breakout Session - The Power of Partnerships - Insight from CSULB & Cerritos College (18 August)

Dr. Rebecca Bustamante, Associate Dean, CSULB College of Education
Dr. Kimberly Rosenfeld, Education Chair and Communications Professor, Cerritos College
Colleen McKinley, Director, Educational Partnerships and Programs, Cerritos College

This session will focus on lessons learned from our 20 year partnerships. We will be identifying student barriers, how we are working to increase access and strengthen alignment between the two systems.

12:30-2p Breakout Session - Collaborative Partnerships to Support the Early Learning and Care Workforce (18 August)

Julie Law, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, WestEd
Faith Polk, Ph.D., Senior Program Associate, WestEd

WestEd is actively exploring ways to collaborate with higher education faculty to support early learning and care (ELC) professional preparation and professional development. This session will explore the implications for preparing a workforce to serve in a mixed-delivery system and discuss methods for supporting the needs of all ELC professionals. We examine current projects that support the ELC workforce in California and share opportunities for faculty to be part of ongoing related conversations.

Materials: CCC-TPP-WestEd_Collaborative Partnerships to Support the Early Learning and Care Workforce

12:30-2p Breakout Session - Growing Apprenticeships in the San Francisco Bay Area (18 August)

Kathleen White, CCSF, BACCC ECE/EDU Regional Joint Venture
Randi Wolfe, PH.D., Executive Director, Early Care & Education Pathways to Success (ECEPTS)
Tina Watts, Skyline College ECE Apprenticeship
Tracy Burt, ECE/EDU CCSF Apprenticeship
Aleah Rosario, Cal. Afterschool Network EXL Apprenticeship Project
Adele Burnes, BACCC Apprenticeship Director
Joya Chavarin, Berkeley City College EDU Apprenticeship
Lisa Cook, Berkeley City College EDU Apprenticeship

The San Francisco Bay Region (BACCC) has prioritized Apprenticeships in the ECE/EDU Sector as a Strong Workforce Regional Joint Venture. Learn from expert panelists with a significant track record as well as newly developing programs as they describe the process of growing apprenticeships in ECE/EDU workforces and the promise of apprenticeship in addressing workforce shortages in ECE, Extended Learning, Education and Teacher Preparation for dual enrollment and community college pathway students.

Materials: Powerpoint: Growing Apprenticeships in the San Francisco Bay Area

2:15-3:45p Breakout Session - Creating Change Through Collaboration (18 August)

Toni Isaacs, Faculty Moorpark College and PEACH Project Director
Rachel Johnson, Faculty Ventura College and CCCTPP
Nancy Hurlbut, Faculty Cal Poly Pomona and CA Baccs
Cindy Stephens, Faculty College of the Canyons and CCCECE President
Jennifer Paris, Faculty College of the Canyons and OER/ZTC

This workshop will address how, during a pandemic, Early Childhood Education organizations have been able to come together to recognize and advocate for the needs of field individually and collectively. We will explore the future of this continued partnership across agencies.

2:15-3:45p Breakout Session - Accessing and Utilizing Data to Prioritize the ECE/EDU Sector (18 August)

Kathleen White, CCSF, BACCC ECE/EDU Regional Joint Venture
John Carrese, Director San Francisco Bay Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research, CCCCO

Join Kathleen White and John Carrese, authors of the Teacher Occupations Report for the SF Bay Region, 2019, in a presentation and discussion on why accessing, understanding, and utilizing Regional Labor Market as well as Community College Student Success data is critical in elevating the ECE/EDU Sector. Data driven decisions in funding and sector prioritization are made based on shaping and describing needs within the data elements for this critical workforce. Learn from the SF Bay Region examples on what is available and how to access data for your region and how to tell the “data story” on behalf of your students.

Materials: Powerpoint: Accessing and Utilizing Data to Prioritize the ECE_EDU Sector

Closing Session - CCC-TPP Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen CA (18 August)

3:45-4:15 pm – Sasha Horwitz: AB 130, Government Relations Division, Commission on Teacher Credentialing (AB130 bill text can be found at: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB130)

4:15-5:15 pm – Student Panel: Yadira Arellano, Panel Facilitator, El Camino College TEACH

5:15-5:30 pm – Day 1 Closing Remarks: Renee Marshall, California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs

Materials: ChatNotes_ClosingSession-18August_BringingEducationSystemsTogether.to.StrengthenCA
CTC AB 130 Presentation 8 18

Opening Session - CCC-TPP Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen CA (20 August)

9:00-9:05 am Welcome and Opening – Renee Marshall, California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs

9:05-9:30 am Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

Materials: ChatNotes_OpeningSession-Friday.20August21_BringingEducationSystemsTogether

9:30-10:30a Breakout Session - TEACH CA: Resources for Future Teachers and Opportunities to Partner in Teacher Preparation (20 August 21)

Mary Ellen Dill, Lead Content Specialist, TEACH California
Teachcalifornia.org is a free website for educators in California. For those considering a teaching career, creating a personalized Career Plan is available. We also partner with IHE’s promoting their teacher preparation programs and recruiting future teachers.

Materials: TEACH California ppt
ChatNotes_9-30-10-30a-BreakoutSession-TEACH CA

9:30-10:30a Breakout Session - OER/ZTC EDU Pathways (20 August 21)

Shannon Turmon, West Hills Lemoore T.E.A.M. TEACH Faculty Coordinator

This session highlights creating Open Educational Resources (OER), facilitates the process of completing an OER/ZTC degree while highlighting both student and faculty experiences; and the opportunity to find OER allies, student savings, and the steps to begin creating your own OER/ZTC degree.

Materials: ChatNotes_BreakoutSession-OER ZTC_CCC-TPP
Presentation – OER/ZTC Elem Ed Deg Pathway

9:30-10:30a Breakout Session - Walking the Talk: Using a Data Equity Walk to Increase Educator Diversity (20 August 21)

Abby Ridley-Kerr, Senior Research Analyst, The Education Trust-West
Jana Luft, Senior Educator Engagement Associate, The Education Trust-West

Join us for an interactive data equity walk focused on educators of color in California. This session is designed to support you to identify ways to use a data equity walk to spotlight equity gaps in your context and take steps to close those gaps.

Mid-day Inclusive Session - CCC-TPP Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen CA (20 August)

10:30-10:45a – Tonette Salter: Silver Linings of Virtual Learning, Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee
10:45a-12p – Cross System Collaboration Activity
12-12:20p – Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
12-12:30p – Renee Marshall, California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs

Materials: ChatNotes_Mid-dayInclusiveSession-CCC-TPP_20August
Powerpoint – Silver Linings, JSPAC

12:30-1:30p Breakout Session - Transforming to Competency-Based ECE Preparation and Licensure (20 August)

Dr. Phyllis Jacobson, Administrator, Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Debra Keeler, Consultant, Commission on Teacher Credentialing

This session provides an overview of the Commission’s work in alignment with the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care to develop and transition to a competency-based system of preparation and licensure for the early childhood workforce. This work is supported in part by resources under the state’s Preschool Development Grant-Renewal (PDG-R).

Materials: Powerpoint – Building Bridges CTC Presentation 8 20 21

12:30-1:30p Breakout Session - Beyond C-ID/TMC - Expanding Undergraduate Pathways in Teacher Education (20 August)

Steve Bautista, Ed.D., Counselor/Coordinator, Center for Teacher Education, Santa Ana College and
President, ACCCTEP
Rosemary Wrenn, Ed.D., Education Lead Faculty, Cuesta College

Currently, aspiring P-12 teachers who begin in a CA community college have only one statewide articulated EDUC course (C-ID EDUC 200) and two statewide transfer pathways (TMC in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education) leading to a teaching career. The purpose of this session is to present an informed rationale to support a radically re-designed undergraduate experience that expands opportunities and includes future special education and single-subject future teachers. The information presented is intended to generate dialogue and discussion and provide a framework for a new model that can better support the undergraduate preparation of all P-12 teachers.

Materials: Chat Notes_Beyond C-ID:TMC – Expanding Undergraduate Pathways in Teacher Education

12:30-1:30p Breakout Session - Communities of Practice: Shifting Practicum and Fieldwork Together in the Virtual Space (20 August)

Megan Kaplinsky, LBCC Reading and Teacher Preparation Department Head
Shannon Turmon, West Hills Lemoore T.E.A.M. TEACH Faculty Coordinator
Rachel Johnson, Ventura College, Child Development Faculty and Co-Chair Child Development/Education

Join this session to engage with education and early childhood community of practice leads as we share how we evolve our support systems around ever-changing field and practicum hurdles and respond in real-time to policy and curricular challenges and fluid needs of our community college colleagues and partners. Learn about our progress and next steps including how to build community while navigating through the pandemic.

Materials: CoP Presentation Bringing Education Systems Together

Closing Session - CCC-TPP Bringing Education Systems Together to Strengthen CA (20 August)