Professional learning

The Next Education Workforce offers professional learning for educator teams and leaders at all stages of school transformation, whether they’re just learning about this innovative staffing model or are exploring, launching or expanding Next Education Workforce teams in their schools.

We designed the following professional learning resources with your time and needs in mind. Information sessions introduce school and district leaders to this work. Our three-part Explore Sequence supports school-based leaders as they prepare to launch their first Next Education Workforce team. Additional professional learning opportunities, including a robust community of practice, our annual Summer Institute, and new Elements-aligned deep dives, allow Next Education Workforce teams and their leaders to grow their knowledge and practice.

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Are you interested in learning what it takes to build a team-based Next Education Workforce model in your school or school system? If so, monthly info sessions are a great place to start. Learn more about our virtual information sessions.

Prepare to pilot Next Education Workforce teams

Explore Sequence

Who it's for: School leaders
Time commitment: Three 1-hour sessions

These sessions are ideal for school leaders who are ready to learn more about existing models, find out how to secure leadership buy-in, and plan to build their first team.

While the sessions are sequential and should be completed in order, participants can attend sessions throughout the year at their own pace.

Upcoming dates

New Explore Sequence dates will be announced soon.

Professional learning for Next Education Workforce teams

The following resources are designed for educator teams who are building or are a part of Next Education Workforce models in their schools.

Summer Institute

Who it’s for: Educator teams, school-based leaders
Time commitment: An annual, multi-day gathering

Lay the groundwork for a successful year with the Next Education Workforce Summer Institute, which provides participants with dedicated time for team-based collaboration. Sessions focus on developing team culture and the critical structures and systems that allow teams to distribute expertise and deepen and personalize learning for students. These sessions are ideal for both novice and veteran teams of educators and school-based leaders.

The next Summer Institute will take place June 20 - 23, 2022. Learn more

Networked cohorts

Who it’s for: Educator teams who have attended the Summer Institute
Time commitment: Ongoing throughout the academic year

Join a community of practice for educator teams who are actively launching or implementing Next Education Workforce models. Sessions focus on how teams deepen and personalize learning for all students. They also focus on team-based collaboration and empower teams to select the next steps for implementing and refining their work together. These sessions are ideal for educator teams and are structured by both student age-level bands and school transformation phase.

 Registration for Networked Cohorts AY21-22 is now closed. Information on Networked Cohorts for AY22-23 will be provided at Summer Institute '22.

Elements-aligned deep dives

Who it’s for: Educator teams
Time commitment: 2-hours per session. Attend one or many.

Dive deeper into the big ideas highlighted by the Next Education Workforce. Sessions address key elements of Next Education Workforce models, including 1) teams of educators with distributed expertise; 2) deeper and personalized learning and specialization; 3) advancement pathways for educators. These sessions are ideal for teams of educators who want to deepen their understanding and practice of these elements.

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More Next Education Workforce events and resources

Next Education Workforce Summit

This annual event, designed for school and systems leaders, includes expert sessions, communities of practice, small-group networking and spotlights on schools.

Educator Pathways

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College also offers additional training and degree programs for educators. Learn more about opportunities and resources for Next Education Workforce partners.

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