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Led by our visiting academic from New Zealand, Professor Misty Sato, the event will be an informal conversation in a face-to-face format.

This talk draws on the Learning Policy Institute's (located in the US) new framework and model for supporting culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy in teacher education.

Based on the science of learning and development as well as decades of research on culturally responsive pedagogy, this talk will explore the landscape of what we know and the recommendations for teacher education. Some discussion of the approach to culturally sustaining pedagogy from a New Zealand perspective will also be discussed.

Please come along and share in the discussions to enable us to see where we are in our current approaches to teaching, what our journey has been and where we might go in the future.

To RSVP, please email Christine Harrison.

Speaker: Professor Misty Sato

Mistilina (Misty) Sato is a Professor of Education at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to this, Misty held the Carmen Starkson Campbell Chair for Innovation in Teacher Development at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in the United States.

Misty's research focuses on teachers and teaching across the career continuum, including teacher preparation, performance assessment of teachers, early career induction, teacher evaluation, teacher leadership, and policies that affect teachers and teaching. She is currently serving on the Advisory Committee for the Learning Policy Institute's international project focused on culturally sustaining and responsive practices (CSRP) in teacher education.

Misty's most recent work has focused on the power of narrative in capturing teacher knowledge and the complexity of the epistemological terrain of teacher education. Currently, she is focusing on how teacher performance assessments can capture the complexity of teaching in authentic and reliable ways when implemented within local contexts.

Misty began her career as a middle school science teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences from Princeton University and a PhD in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University.