2015 UOTeachOUT
Teacher Education Leadership Summit
Keynote:  Dr. Kevin Kumahsiro

Opening: To be Hopeful by Howard Zinn…….Read by all
Re-Centering Teaching: Duct Tape………………Courtney Rath
Introduction to Kevin Kumashiro………………..Tina Gutierez-Schmich

Keynote………………………………………………….…..Kevin Kumashiro
Part 1 starts at minute 6
Part 2 starts at minute 41
Part 3 starts at hour/minute 1:15
Closing starts at hour/minute 1:28

Next Steps…………………………………………….……Julia Heffernan
Closing……………………………………………………….Jerry Rosiek

*The focus of this summit is on identifying and articulating a vision and collection of values of culturally responsive and culturally sustaining pedagogy in teacher preparation and in k-12 education in an era of standards and accountability. The State of Oregon as well as the United States as a whole has spent the last two decades adopting high stakes educational assessments for learners across the sectors of public education. The assimilationist model of high stakes testing and curriculum standardization has challenged elementary and secondary teachers as well as teacher educators to maintain any clear lens on how power, diversity, and inequality impact student’s lives in the classroom.

Now, with the recent Oregon adoption of a similar high stakes test for teacher education, the edTPA, teacher educators are also being told to standardize teacher candidate preparation and filter teacher candidates through a high stakes assessment to become an Oregon teacher. Given all that we know about how standardization models of education impact diverse communities unequally, this summit of educators was called to discuss how to both incorporate valuable elements of the standards movement and simultaneously to move beyond these projects to look at teaching critically. We hope to collectively name some of the culturally sustaining values we hold to teaching and learning.

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. He has taught in schools and colleges across the U.S. and abroad and has served as a consultant for school districts, organizations and state and federal agencies.  Dr. Kumashiro is an award-winning author and editor whose books include Troubling EducationAgainst Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture. He has been the Director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, a founding member of the Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE), and President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

Dr. Julia Heffernan and Tina Gutierez-Schmich, Co-Directors and UO faculty for the UOTeachOUT projects.  For this event Heffernan and Schmich interviewed Kumashiro and Pascoe using questions designed by seniors in the Department of Education Studies program.  Students in the UO Department of Education Studies read extensively from the work of both Kumashiro and Pascoe.  Both scholars work is foundational to the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs for the department.  The audience for this talk comprised of students from all three degree programs.

Dr. Courtney Rath recently completed her doctoral studies and how holds her doctorate in Critical Sociocultural Studies in Education.  For the Leadership Summit Dr. Rath shared with us an excerpt from a forthcoming publication.  Dr. Rath is currently new faculty for the Department of Education Studies.

Dr. Jerry Rosiek is an Associate Professor for the UO Department of Education Studies. His areas of teaching and research include qualitative research and the cultural foundations of education. His scholarship is focused on developing a set of concepts and research practices that can enhance our understanding of teachers’ practical knowledge.  Jerry Rosiek’s articles have appeared in leading journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Educational Researcher, The Journal of Teacher Education, Curriculum Theory, and Educational Theory. He has recently contributed chapters to two edited volumes: New Horizons in the Ethnography of Education and Humanizing Pedagogy Through HIV/AIDS Prevention: Transforming Teacher Education Knowledge.  Rosiek is currently in publication on two forthcoming books addressing the re-segregation of U.S. public education.