New America Foundation spent three years researching how these programs can help stem bilingual teacher shortages.
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Jill Pitner, Erica Hines, and Shannon Black recently presented at the New York City Department of Education’s Teacher Recruitment and Quality University Partner Breakfast. NCTR is helping to coordinate a new Community of Practice that will include the district and its higher education partners. They’ll meet regularly to design the arc of learning for the city’s teacher candidates. More than 20 universities attended the event.
iNACOL has published a new issue brief, “Developing a Modern Teacher Workforce.” The brief makes several federal policy recommendations for ensuring that teacher preparation aligns with 21st-century student and workforce needs. The brief suggests ways that federal policy can expand access to teacher preparation programs, create incentives to expand and diversify the profession, and better support quality preparation pathways.
Essential Polices and Practices for Grow Your Own Teacher Programs
New America Foundation has released a set of “Essential Policies and Practices” for states looking to establish “Grow Your Own” teacher programs for bilingual educators. The paper is the result of three years of researching the role these programs could play in stemming bilingual teacher shortages. The recommendations pay particular attention to how policymakers can better help bilingual aides and paraeducators can become teachers.
Teacher residencies and NCTR’s Standards for Effective Teacher Residencies align with New America’s vision for effective “Grow Your Own” programs: a partnership between educator preparation programs, school districts, and community organizations to recruit and prepare community members to teach in their communities. Residencies are often used as a grow your own strategy to advance similar goals.
Having a good pipeline of strong resident candidates is crucial to the long-term growth of a residency program. In our new video, successful programs talk about strategies for building candidate pipelines.
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