Field Experience Planning in a Pandemic — Werklund School of Education

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

When Werklund School of Education Associate Dean, Dr. Amy Burns, learned that field placement for teacher candidates would be threatened due to the COVID-19 shutdown, she put her team to work to create an alternative experience.

Dr. Burns is joined today by Dr. Astrid Kendrick, Director of Field Experience for the Community-based Pathway and teacher Candidate, Deanna Parker about how the creation of the Pandemic Field Placement.

We learn how it was created, how it was implemented and how it might inform future practice at Werklund.

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