Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest invites district leaders to attend the premiere screening of State of Teacher Preparation: Research and Stories From Early Years in the Classroom, a public television program from Detroit Public Television produced in partnership with REL Midwest and its Midwest Alliance to Improve Teacher Preparation (MAITP).

The program features three novice teachers in Metro Detroit. Their experiences draw parallels to current research on preparing and supporting new teachers—including the importance of quality preparation, clinical experience, and ongoing mentorship. Also featured are veteran teachers, school leaders, researchers, and leaders from teacher preparation programs, and the Michigan Department of Education who will discuss evidence-based best practices for new teacher preparation and support, as well as ideas for continued improvement.

REL Midwest invites educators to attend the screening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, at Wayne State University, College of Education Building in Room 10. After viewing the program, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation led by MAITP facilitator Steve Dibb on the research and other themes presented in the program.

Please register no later than Friday, November 10. Please feel free to invite any colleague who also might benefit from attending. There is no registration fee. Participants are encouraged to submit questions through the event registration process to address during the facilitated discussion.

For questions or additional information, please contact the event coordinator, Emily Kirkwood at (312) 588-7354 or