The State University of New York (SUNY) is dedicated to educating the next generation of New York State teachers and school administrators with a focus on clinical experience to produce top-quality education professionals. The preparation of effective teachers and school leaders depends not only on Teacher Education faculty, but also on the content expertise of Arts and Sciences faculty and in-service educators and school leaders throughout the state.
With $4 million in grant funding from the New York State Education Department, SUNY put in place a bold statewide infrastructure, known as the SUNY Teacher and Leader Education Network (S-TEN) to engage higher education faculty and leadership, as well as P-12 partners, in extensive professional development and innovative instructional strategies. The S-TEN network, launched in November 2012, focused on the development of four important topic areas: 1) clinically rich teacher and leader education; 2) implementing the Common Core Learning Standards; 3) preparing teacher and leader candidates for assessments; and 4) leveraging data-driven instruction. Together this statewide professional development network comprised of SUNY’s higher education faculty and P-12 educators worked together to advance continuous education renewal.
This online repository, the Educator Preparation Network, represents the culmination of the S-TEN project by showcasing a collection of the best products, practices and programs from SUNY campuses across the network. The collection will provide the seed from which the body of educator professional development resources will continue to grow, and remain accessible to the education community through this online portal.