Welcome NYC Teaching Collaborative

Welcome NYC Teaching Collaborative

January 14, 2020 - Pace University School of Education welcomed the first cohort of a new partnership with the New York City Department of Education:  the NYC Teaching Collaborative. This innovative model pairs future teachers with mentor teachers, allowing them to have hands-on experience working in a classroom full time while earning their masters. The School of Education is providing customized programs for students in Adolescent Special Education and Science. The NYC Teaching Collaborative serves the highest-need districts throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
 
SOE Faculty Chair, Peter McDermott, made opening remarks welcoming the students and reminding them that the staff and faculty are here to support them. NYC DOE University Partnerships Manager, Lois Jenkins, spoke of the long-standing relationship between SOE and the DOE and offered great advice for these aspiring educators who are embarking on their new career paths. "As teachers, you will move from thinking only about yourself and your classroom to thinking about what students are doing.. and then what students are learning..and it will take you time to make that progression, but it is an important progression to make." SOE Teaching Collaborative Faculty Liaison, Tanya Wiggins, addressed the students with guidance and encouragement. 
 
The NYC Teaching Collaborative orientation progressed with relevant information, such as certification, presented by key staff, including the students' primary contact, Craig Thompson, Director for Student Success, Linda Guyette, and Assistant Director for Student Success, Sydney Andino-Briglall. The SOE School Partnership Director, Lynn Deluca, and Coordinator, Patricia Morrobel spoke about their clinical experience and supervision in the field. The Graduate Admissions team was on hand to address any questions the students had, and  Director, Susan Ford gave an overview of processes and procedures. 
 
The orientation was a success, and this first cohort 100 NYC Teaching Collaborative students left with their goody bags, armed with information, and ready to begin the first day on their new path to become NYC teachers. 
 
NYC Teaching Collaborative orientation