Reflection and Feedback: Leveraging the Power of Collaborative Learning to Improve Teacher Practice

Forum Presentation

Reflection and Feedback: Leveraging the Power of Collaborative Learning to Improve Teacher Practice

Join us for this highly applied and interactive session that employs adult learning principles to support you in providing rich competency-based early childhood teacher preparation coursework. We will focus on using protocols to support effective instructor and peer reflection and feedback, and you will leave with tools you can use in your teaching to offer practice-based assignments that employ communities of reflection and practice using formative feedback to improve teacher practice.

Presenter Biographies

Katie-EmersonHoss.jpgKatie Emerson-Hoss, PhD
As the Higher Education Outreach and Implementation Manager for the EarlyEdU Alliance®, Katie is responsible for outreach to key stakeholders at the state level as well as faculty and administrators at higher education institutions. Additionally, she works with system stakeholders to consider innovative implementation strategies to support accessible and affordable pathways into and through higher education for the early childhood workforce. As a regional field specialist for Region 2 with NCQTL, she worked with federal staff to design, pilot and implement a regional grantee support and development process and helped launch the Practice-Based Coaching initiative in the Region. She currently facilitates the national EarlyEdU Faculty Community of Practice.

Katie has a PhD in educational psychology, with a focus on early childhood special education and mental health, and an MEd in early intervention and family support. She brings a wealth of experience from her work as a home visitor and early childhood educator. As a consultant Katie has worked with children, families, teachers and organizations to develop strong relationships for learning and well-being. Her teaching experience includes more than 15 years teaching undergraduates and graduate students in early childhood and special education.

19_Miriam-Packard.pngMiriam Packard, PhD
Miriam Packard is the coordinator of the Early Care and Education bachelor’s program in the College of Education, University of Washington. She provides program and faculty leadership and teaches early childhood teacher preparation courses related to child development, curriculum, equity and professionalism. She previously served as the higher education project coordinator for the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning after years of experience as an infant, Head Start preschool and kindergarten teacher and elementary curriculum coordinator. Her research focuses on early childhood teacher preparation, video-mediated teacher learning pedagogies, online learning and methods for effectively supporting teachers to engage in equitable practices with children and families. Miriam received a Washington state K-8 teaching certificate through Seattle Pacific University with a degree concentration in Language and Literacy and a PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Washington.