Grant Supports Cooperating Teachers

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A School of Education, Women’s Giving Circle grant for 2023 will help the teachers who work with UWM student teachers.

Anna Bierce, Clinical Experience Coordinator, and Jenny Brownson, Teaching Faculty for the elementary education program, are designing an effort to support and mentor UWM teacher candidates. The grant, which runs from March to December 2023, will take place in Milwaukee Public Schools and will provide mentorship and support for cooperating teachers and the work they do with UWM teacher candidates.

This work will include providing a Cooperating Teacher Verification Workshop for future cooperating teachers, an advanced workshop that will look at ways to address equity issues including culturally relevant teaching and inequity in school communities, and mentoring opportunities for cooperating teachers and UWM teacher candidates (such as co-planning or holding courageous conversations) within the school.