The Cal State Bakersfield Teacher Education Department has been awarded $22,000 for their TeachingWorks program.
Several department members have been chosen to participate in the TeachingWorks-CSU Methods Course Fellowship.
The TeachingWorks methodology allows close analysis of how teachers interact with students, through video clips, according to Department of Teacher Education Assistant Professor, Dr. Brittney Beck .
Some of the areas studied include the types of questions posed, verbal and non-verbal responses to students, who is called on and who is not, creation and reinforcement of dialogue norms, how students are physically positioned in relation to the teacher and to each other.
“The TeachingWorks fellowship has enabled me, as an individual, and us, as a department, to begin to develop common ways of thinking, discussing, practicing and mapping the complex work of just and equitable teaching,” Dr. Beck said.