As a top-tier college of education at a Research I university, Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is bringing its research capabilities to bear on the work of the Next Education Workforce.

In partnership with K–12 districts and schools, MLFTC aims to understand how schools and districts are adopting Next Education Workforce models and how those models are associated with outcomes for both learners and educators. These questions set the direction for a robust research agenda driven by MLFTC faculty and other researchers.

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Teacher preparation

During the 2018-2019 academic year, MLFTC launched a new team-based residency program with two Arizona school districts to address the workforce design problem at the heart of the state’s teacher shortage. The whitepaper describes this new model from a variety of stakeholders’ perspectives; the accompanying implementation briefs capture several of the model’s key components in greater detail.
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Community educators

Community educators play a pivotal role on teams with distributed expertise and bring additional capacity, insight and expertise to classrooms. They also can help students expand their social networks. This report captures perspectives from teachers, as well as school and district leaders, about how community educators have impacted their work with children and how they might improve upon what is already happening.
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