This session includes two presentations with Q&A.
No where to go? Aligning initial virtual field experiences with state teacher education standards
Presented by Jose Martinez Molinero, Metropolitan State University of Denver
With many school districts limiting in-person instruction due to COVID-19, opportunities for placing teacher education students in the field has become a challenge. Therefore, in order for these students to observe teachers in-practice and reflect-on current issues, philosophy, and psychology of education a replacement curriculum was needed. In this presentation, I will share with participants how I was able to leverage existing resources to develop a virtual curriculum that meets the stated course learning objectives and teaching quality standards established by the state. The participants will gain strategies, curriculum alignment suggestions, and reflections from both myself and students who engaged in this approach; collectively the participants are encouraged to consider, adapt, and apply this content in developing their own virtual field experience curriculum.
Using an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Framework to Foster Mental Well-being in Metropolitan Health and Wellness Workforce
Presented by Christopher Simenz, Marquette University; Brett Fuller, Milwaukee Public Schools; David Nelson, Medical College of Wisconsin
This session will introduce a novel, multi-modal, interactive internet-based platform rooted in an EDI framework to support mental health, mitigate the impact of trauma, and reduce burnout for Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (HPEW) professionals by an urban community partnership of academic partners, healthcare entities, and school systems.