What is the Next Education Workforce? What does it look like in action? When is a school ready to transition to a new model?
Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College developed these resources to help teams, schools and districts answer those questions and build effective Next Education Workforce models.
What is the Next Education Workforce?
To build the Next Education Workforce, MLFTC 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. View the collection to learn more about the elements of Next Education Workforce models.
Sustainable financial models
Developing a Next Education Workforce model doesn’t necessarily mean taking on a slew of new costs. Pairing new investments with strategic shifts in funding and time can ensure your school stays budget neutral.
Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
Providing all students with deeper and personalized learning means closing equity gaps that exist with relation to race, ethnicity, class, language and ability. In order to do this work well, members of educator teams must carve out time to nurture their individual and collective growth with respect to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Building educator team culture
Highly effective educator teams don’t leave their team culture to chance. They know that trusting relationships are the foundation for the work they do together in support of students, and they build relationships with intentionality.
Team-based practices are approaches that leverage multiple adults in order to create deeper and personalized learning opportunities for students.
Teams with teacher candidates
At our partner schools, MLFTC teacher candidates work as a part of a team of educators. We believe the approach, which replaces the prevalent one-teacher candidate, one-mentor model, has benefits for students, teacher candidates and educators. View the collection to learn more about our approach to this work.
Deeper and personalized learning
The transition to deeper and personalized learning for students is a journey. MLFTC created resources to help you on your way. View the collection to access our curated lists of reliable resources, recommended strategies and more.
Connecting with community educators
Community educators are youth-serving professionals and volunteers who provide capacity and insight in service of deepening and personalizing student learning. These resources are designed to support schools as they identify, connect with and incorporate community educators into educator teams.
Leveraging community educators in learning
In Next Education Workforce models, community educators connect with learners as part of educator teams and leverage their knowledge and skills to complement the work of professional educators. These resources help educator teams and schools meaningfully incorporate community educators into learning environments.
Elementary instructional blueprints
Elementary instructional blueprints suggest ways teams of educators with distributed expertise might deploy themselves to better deepen and personalize student learning. View the collection to explore how teams leverage industry experts to provide students with differentiated opportunities for practice and application and more.