PESB facilitates work groups by gathering stakeholders from across the field to discuss the critical issues in educator preparation, retention, and diversity. Final outcomes of the work groups include developing policy recommendations, reports, as well as suggestions for program redesigns.
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Completed work groups and their recommendations can be found in the Innovation Archive.
The purpose of the advancing equity work group is to develop and implement best practices that advance equity in educator preparation programs. The work of this group is focused on practices that center racial equity and community engagement, in order to ultimately diversify their candidates and produce more culturally responsive educators.
The alternative routes work group will provide input in order to create definitions needed for specific areas in the Alternative Routes WAC, including residency, mentored internship, summer intensive, employment, field placement, student teaching, and a few other areas.
Career and technical education (CTE) phase 2
The purpose of the PESB Career and Technical Education (CTE) phase 2 work group is to review state policy regarding CTE educator preparation and related CTE certification issues.
The case-by-case work group is a follow-up work group of the recommendations of the testing barriers work group and is charged with formulating recommendations for consideration by PESB regarding how to establish a process of permitting candidates exceptions from assessment requirements on a case-by-case basis.
The purpose of the PESB clock hour work group is to review state policy regarding continuing education, with a specific focus on clock hours.
The goal of the ESA certification work group will be to formulate recommendations to the board on policy around ESA certification. Issues to be considered include, but are not limited to, renewal of initial ESA certificates and requirements for moving from an initial to a continuing ESA certificate.
The purpose of the testing barriers work group is to thoroughly investigate the barriers that testing creates for candidates, particularly bilingual and candidates of color, and develop recommendations for consideration by PESB and the legislature.