“If we were thinking about [teacher education] the way we think about medicine, as they did back in 1910 when the Flexner Report came out,…we would say, ‘Let’s get the smartest people we can. Let’s get them the best, most comprehensive, intensive training we can possibly organize for them, and then let’s keep them in the profession.’ That would be respectful to children, and to the recruits, and to the education system.”
— Linda Darling-Hammond

2017 in the Rear view

Standing For Something

Perhaps the end of a long, tough year is the most important time to name what we stand for. To let our values and vision ring out. And to stand with those who are brave enough to continue to fight.

We stand with teachers and their teachers.

We stand with Dreamers (and their dreams).

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Our first two cohorts of teacher scholars will impact more than 9,000 California math and science students.

No big deal. 

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Trellis Teacher Scholars and Mentor Fellows came together at Mission High School in San Francisco for one of several Collaborative Learning Events in which teachers engage in approximations, observations, and debriefs of teaching practice together. 

Trellis Teacher Scholars and Mentor Fellows came together at Mission High School in San Francisco for one of several Collaborative Learning Events in which teachers engage in approximations, observations, and debriefs of teaching practice together. 


2017 Has Been Busy for Trellis Mentors...

Trellis Mentor Fellows Akemi Hamai (BUSD), Taica Hsu (SFUSD), Michelle Cody (SFUSD), and Tom Edwards (SVUSD) engaging in mentoring rehearsals.

Trellis Mentor Fellows Akemi Hamai (BUSD), Taica Hsu (SFUSD), Michelle Cody (SFUSD), and Tom Edwards (SVUSD) engaging in mentoring rehearsals.

...And for our amazing beginning teachers, too!

The changes you’ve shown in response to data and the way you are talking about and reflecting on STEM teaching is not typical of teaching candidates who have been observing and teaching a few warm-ups and homework reviews here and there. They are what we, teacher educators, would expect of 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year teachers. Your insights and commitment to your professional growth are striking and you should be proud.
— Dr. Kim Seashore, SFSU Faculty in the Department of Mathematics, speaking to the Trellis Teacher Scholars after consulting for their fall Demonstrations of Changes in Teaching Practice
SFSU Trellis Teacher Scholars engage in Fall Demonstrations of Change in Teaching Practice with SFSU faculty members and Trellis allies.

SFSU Trellis Teacher Scholars engage in Fall Demonstrations of Change in Teaching Practice with SFSU faculty members and Trellis allies.

Teacher Scholar Lizzie Dutton teaches a lesson about using functions to describe a change in height or speed over time. All U.C. Berkeley Trellis Teacher Scholars – Nathan Ussellman, Annemarie Newell, Katy Hund, Lizzie Dutton, Annie Lu, Alyssa Kehlenbach, and Emily Gilden – began full-time student teaching placements in fall 2017 in collaboration with Mentor Fellows and Allies.

Teacher Scholar Lizzie Dutton teaches a lesson about using functions to describe a change in height or speed over time. All U.C. Berkeley Trellis Teacher Scholars – Nathan Ussellman, Annemarie Newell, Katy Hund, Lizzie Dutton, Annie Lu, Alyssa Kehlenbach, and Emily Gilden – began full-time student teaching placements in fall 2017 in collaboration with Mentor Fellows and Allies.


We work for CHANGE...

The Trellis Mentor Fellows considered some of the stats describing the current state of STEM education and careers and imagined what the stats might be in ten years due to their work in their districts, schools, and communities and Trellis' work across the state.

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