2018 News

USF to host fully online conference on teacher residency research

Teacher Residency Research Conference | University of South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – The University of South Florida College of Education’s Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program will host the inaugural Teacher Residency Research Conference in January 2019.

The Teacher Residency Research Conference is a unique, international research conference that will be hosted completely online and free-of-charge to provide a community for the dissemination and discussion of all forms of inquiry related to teacher residency programs. 

Presentations will include a mix of live presentations, moderated discussions and recorded speaker sessions including research briefs, Pecha Kucha presentations, research sessions and round table discussions. Throughout each session, attendees will have the opportunity to comment, ask questions and share with both presenters and fellow attendees.

A keynote address will be presented by Morva McDonald, Ph.D., head of school at Giddens School in Seattle, Washington. Dr. McDonald has dedicated much of her career to teacher education at the collegiate level, coming to Giddens from an eight-year stint as a professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Washington. Dr. McDonald’s history shows a devotion to professional development for teachers as well as a commitment to social justice initiatives.

The Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program is an award winning partnership between USF and Hillsborough County Public Schools that prepares future educators of grades K-5 to teach in urban schools through an extended residency program.

Proposals for presentations and submissions for conference volunteers are now open and will be accepted until Thursday, October 25. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit the conference website.

The Teacher Residency Research Conference is fully funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the USF Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program.