Dr. Craig Kissock

Craig Kissock

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A Short Bio / زانیاری کەسیی / سيرة ذاتية قصيرة: Dr. Craig Kissock, is a University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor who served as a teacher educator in the USA, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.
His professional vision: All pre-primary, primary and secondary school students have teachers, teaching assistants, and school leaders who model validated expectations of effective educators in our global profession.

He achieves this vision through school-based professional development programs that have served over 3,700 pre and in-service teachers in 96 countries including:

– Teacher education students from 147 universities in four countries through internships in primary and secondary schools.
– Employed educators worldwide gaining UK or USA teaching qualifications.
– Classroom teaching assistants and school mentors developing, and being recognized for, their abilities.

He has held leadership positions in national and international teacher education organizations, co-edited journals representing the viewpoints of teacher educators in several countries and remains active in international organizations of teacher educators.”

Category / پۆلێن / الفئة:

Teacher Professional Development / گەشەسەندنی پیشەیی مامۆستا/ التطوير المهني للمعلم

Seminar Title / ناونیشانی بابەت / عنوان الندوة : Ensuring All Teachers are Effective Educators

Abstract / پوختە / الملخص. :

Schools around the world face many challenges not the least of which is employing individuals who are fully qualified members of our global profession capable of empowering ‘students through instilling problem-solving skills and real-life competencies in them’.

A 21st century personalized, school and performance-based professional development and assessment process a) models the nature of instruction we expect of teachers and b) provides preservice and employed educators located anywhere with the abilities they need. It is:

– Criterion centred (based on national expectations of effective educators).

– Individualized (builds on each candidate’s unique talents providing the guidance, resources, and integrated school experience they require as if they were the only person being served).

– Provided by teacher educators who, as mentors, guide each candidate from entry through to recognition as a fully qualified member of the global profession of teaching. – Curriculum that presents a process for candidates to follow with content determined by what each candidate needs.

– A valid and consistent basis on which to qualify teachers. Examples of this strategy, leading to UK (England) or USA (Wisconsin) full teaching credentials, will be presented.

Keywords / وشە سەرەکیەکان / الكلمات المفتاحية:

Teacher, Qualification, Professional Development, Expectations