All UEC initiatives are designed to build on the strengths of the network, to reinforce the work of the P-16 Partnerships & Community Teams, and address the unique needs and opportunities of teacher preparation in an urban setting.
Virtual Curriculum - CBM (Competency-Based Modules) is to use a database approach to course delivery by developing competency-based modules that support the UEC Teacher Education Rubric indicators. The major objectives of the VC: CBM is the utilization of instructional technology to increase access to course materials that specifically address core competencies needed for successful instruction in urban public schools where there is a dire need for well-qualified caring teachers. The achievement of this objective should result in improvements in instructional effectiveness and learning outcomes.
Technology Infusion - The aim of the USU/UEC PT3 initiative was to increase the capacity of USU preservice programs to prepare large numbers of future teachers in the use technology to improve student achievement.
Responsive Technical Assistance -The Urban Educator Corps has a vision for how sound knowledge management practices can drive continuous improvement.
Research - The Urban Educator Corps is a partnership of research institutions. As such, the collaboration that is possible across the sites adds value to the research efforts.
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