Arizona Community Educator initiative Listening Session — Central Arizona

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Help shape the future of community educators in Arizona schools at a listening session hosted by the Arizona Community Educator initiative at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Please join us to voice your values and success in supporting learners and teachers to inform the creation of resources and training for educators supporting teachers and schools ready for authentic, sustainable partnerships, leading to lasting changes in schools and systems.

Who we are
ASU’s Next Education Workforce™ is expanding its efforts to redesign education and strengthen the field of community educators through the Arizona Community Educator initiative. The AZCE initiative leverages community engagement and knowledge to bring prepared members of the community with distributed expertise into learning spaces to support learners and educators.

We know that it’s important to listen to the field of people already doing this important work so we are hosting community educator listening tours across Arizona, starting with this first session for organizations and community educators in Central Arizona. Additional listening sessions will be held early next year in Northern Arizona and Southern Arizona.

Who it’s for
The Community Educator Listening Tour is for community-based organizations and businesses with youth-serving professionals and volunteers supporting teachers and classrooms to deepen and personalize learning. Community educators include youth-serving professionals and volunteers who leverage their knowledge and skills to support learners and complement professional educators.

Time commitment: 2.5 hours

What to expect

  • Facilitated discussions
  • Small-group networking
  • Conversations on values, challenges and wishes for the future of community educators
  • Insights on resources, training and future community educator engagement

Please join us to participate in facilitated discussions and activities to help build a broader understanding of the current landscape of community educators in Arizona.