The Pedagogy component of The Innovation Exchange supports research and innovation in the development of pedagogical content preparation and practice in educator preparation. As educator preparation rises to the challenge of producing the next generation of educators, being responsive to student needs means preparing educators to select content and pedagogical methods that support the actualization of curriculum objectives.
The Workforce Development component of The Innovation Exchange supports preparation programs’ response to the demands of the market place. Of primary concern are developing efficacious conditions of clinical practice, reorienting initial licensure and program approval to performance based criteria, and addressing workforce deployment issues and the equitable distribution of teacher talent.
The Capacity Building component of The Innovation Exchange supports programs in developing data infrastructures that can assist with program improvements and provide the public with confidence in program quality. As a part of this component, AACTE will build a network of learning communities to connect members to each other as they engage to improve what they do in all areas of the Innovation Exchange.
The Documentation & Synthesizing Research component of The Innovation Exchange supports the collection, documentation and dissemination of data that fuels program improvement. As an anchor program, AACTE will institute a Research Fellowship Program that will engage a team of researchers to be contributors to accomplish this work.