2016 Teacher Educator Convening



The Social-Emotional Dimensions of Teaching & Learning in Preservice Teacher Education: What Do Teacher Educators Think?

Teacher Educator Convening White Paper Executive Summary

With the generous support of HopeLab, the Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child (CRTWC) sponsored a national Teacher Educator Convening on June 3, 2016. It focused on how to move social-emotional learning systemically and systematically into pre-service teacher preparation.

Convening goals:

  • bring together invited thought leaders and practitioners in teacher preparation programs in California, and other states that have already adopted SEL standards in teacher preparation, to listen to what they see as the needs and challenges of integrating SEL teacher dispositions and skill development at the pre-service level;
  • share current challenges and successes of the SJSU Collaborative for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child as a case in point; and
  • generate a White Paper that summarizes the discussion, outcomes, potential next research questions, and next actionable steps for moving SEL integration into teacher preparation.


David Osher
Vice President and Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research


Jennifer Concepcion
Cooperating Teacher for San Jose State University, Sunnyvale School District

Fred Dillon
Director of Product Development, HopeLab

Timothy Dohrer
Director, Master of Science in Education Program and Teacher Educator
Northwestern University

Deborah Donahue-Keegan
Co-Director, Massachusetts Consortium for SEL in Teacher Education
Education Department Faculty, Tufts University

Zaretta Hammond
Culturally Responsive Teaching Expert
Teacher Educator Adjunct at St. Mary’s College
Moraga, CA

Beth Maloch
Associate Dean of Teacher Education, Student Affairs, and Administration
University of Texas at Austin

Nancy Markowitz
Founder and Executive Director, SJSU Collaborative for
Reaching & Teaching Whole Child
Professor, Department of Teacher Education
San Jose State University

Joan A. McQuillan
Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) Coordinator
Director of Clinical Experiences
Co-Teaching Model in Student Teaching Partner/Trainer
Illinois College

Susan Meyers
Former San Jose State University Connie L. Lurie College of Education Dean

Sherrie Raven
Director, Social and Emotional Learning
Austin Independent School District

Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl
Professor, Faculty of Education
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Mariah Tate
R&D Senior Associate, HopeLab

Kip Tellez
Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Editor, Teacher Education Quarterly

Wendy Thowdis
Assistant Director, SJSU Collaborative for Reaching & Teaching Whole Child

Nancy Tseng
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Andrea Whittaker
Director, Teacher Performance Assessment
Stanford University

Vicki Zakrzewski
Education Director at Greater Good Science Center
University of California, Berkeley