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How instruction based in the science of learning advances educational justice

Questions of how to prepare novice teachers to disrupt educational inequities have long challenged educator-preparation programs.

But in the last year, in the wake of a national movement for racial justice, these questions have come into starker focus. Through the Learning by Scientific Design (LbSD) Network, we’ve worked with EPPs to provide novice teachers with opportunities to connect theory to their own classroom practice, to think critically about equity and justice in everyday instructional moments.

We believe that equipping teachers with a robust understanding of the science of learning will create more equitable access to high-quality instruction for K-12 students. In this webinar, we shared data from the first improvement cycle of the LbSD Network that illustrates how programs improved their coursework to better equip future teachers to make evidence-based instructional decisions.

Hear from leaders from three programs in the network as they share about the redesign process and exciting impacts on teacher candidates’ beliefs, knowledge, skills, and practice. We discussed key outcomes from each program and explored network-level results, reflecting on how this work can bend the education system closer towards justice.

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