to the Project!!
Teachers, Supporting Teaching ST2 is a federally funded USDOE Teacher
Quality Enhancement Grant and a major collaboration between the University
of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago Public Schools, aimed at improving
support for pre-service and beginning teachers so they can teach successfully
and confidently in urban schools.
ST2, the pre-service teachers’ field instructors, and beginning
teachers’mentors, will take part in activities to develop their
understanding of the following areas that are crucial to urban teachers:
in the classroom
the course of the four-year project, formative evaluations will be
conducted as input to continuous improvement of the teacher support
process. Gradually, improved support for pre-service and beginning
teachers will be made available throughout Chicago Public Schools
as a result of the project. At the same time, teacher preparation
at the University of Illinois at Chicago will be strengthened by incorporating
insights from Chicago Public Schools partners and from shared experience
in the schools.