Redesigning education for learners and educators
To deliver meaningful and equitable learning outcomes, we need to redesign the profession, the workplace and how we prepare people for both.
Why build the Next Education Workforce™?
Nationally, teacher preparation programs have long seen declining enrollment. Teachers switch careers or retire early. They receive less pay and enjoy less social status than many other professionals. We ask teachers to be all things to all people at all times. The job is hard in specific ways that inhibit success. As a result, our education system does not reliably deliver quality learning outcomes and experiences for nearly enough people and communities.
Meeting the challenge
To build the Next Education Workforce, Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College works with schools and other partners to 1) provide all students with deeper and personalized learning by building teams of educators with distributed expertise and 2) empower educators by developing better ways to enter the profession, specialize and advance.
Join the movement
Strategic School Staffing Summit 2024
Help transform education with strategic school staffing.
This virtual summit celebrates innovative and practical approaches to strategic school staffing with an emphasis on ideas, strategies, practices and conditions that enable a more diverse, team-based education workforce. Join us on Feb. 7–8.
From the blog
For the last four years, the Next Education Workforce™ team at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has collaborated with more than twenty school systems across a dozen states to help build team-based staffing models in more than 80 schools. When we say, “team-based staffing models”, what do we really mean?
Join us for a monthly information session to learn more about this innovative staffing model and see examples from our partners. These sessions are ideal for school and systems leaders who are just getting started or are deciding whether to take the next step in building Next Education Workforce models.
- Who is it for? Educators and school and school system leaders
- What is the time commitment? 1 hour
- What is the format? Virtual via Zoom
- What is the cost? Free
The Strategic School Staffing Summit hosted by the Next Education Workforce™ initiative brings together hundreds of stakeholders from across the education ecosystem to share ideas, strategies, practices and conditions that enable a more diverse, team-based education workforce.