Webinar: Using CalED Funds to Strengthen & Sustain Your Educator Workforce
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The state budget passed by the California Legislature in June 2017 included strategic investments to address California’s growing teacher shortages, including approximately $9.4 million to create a competitive grant program, CalED. The program is designed to boost teacher recruitment and retention by focusing on the recruitment, preparation and continued learning of teachers and school leaders. CalED presents an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) in California to strengthen and sustain their educator workforce.
This webinar was designed to inform LEAs (school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools) and partner organizations (institutions of higher education and nonprofits) about the latest research and promising practices in recruiting and retaining excellent educators, particularly in high-need fields and locations: What are evidence-based strategies for recruiting and retaining a strong educator workforce? How might LEAs and their partners develop proposals that are well grounded in research?
During the webinar, researchers and practitioners shared findings from the latest research and discussed high-leverage, evidence-based investments in teacher and school leader recruitment, preparation, and retention. The recorded webinar and associated materials can serve as a resource to LEAs and their partners as they develop CalED proposals, which are due on October 27.
Margaret Arthofer, Senior Director of Educational Services,
Association of California School Administrators
Karen DeMoss, Director, Sustainable Funding Project, Bank Street College
Kristina LaGue, Professor and Department Chair, California State University, Bakersfield
Kim McKenzie, Director of Administrator Services, Shasta County Office of Education
Anne Podolsky, Researcher and Policy Analyst, Learning Policy Institute
Brandon Ware, Coordinator of Curriculum, Bakersfield City School District
Moderated by Tara Kini, Director of State Policy, Learning Policy Institute
CalED Grant Application Resources
Information about CalED Program
LPI Webinar: Using CalED Funds to Strengthen & Sustain Your Educator Workforce
Information on California Teacher & School Leader Workforce
- California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Data Dashboards
- Carver-Thomas, D. & Darling-Hammond, L. (2017). Addressing California’s Growing Teacher Shortage: 2017 Update (Learning Policy Institute)
- U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Data Collection
- Californians Together: Unveiling California’s Growing Bilingual Teacher Shortage: Addressing the Urgent Shortage, and Aligning the Workforce to Advances in Pedagogy and Practice in Bilingual Education
- Results of 2016-17 Survey of California School Districts on the Teacher Shortage (California School Boards Association and the Learning Policy Institute)
Teacher Residency Programs
- Guha, R., Hyler, M.E., and Darling-Hammond, L. (2016). The Teacher Residency: An Innovative Model for Preparing Teachers (Learning Policy Institute)
- For the Public Good: Quality Preparation for Every Teacher (Bank Street College of Education Sustainable Funding Project)
- Additional resources from the Bank Street Sustainable Funding Project
- National Center for Teacher Residencies Resources
School Leader Development
- Herman, Rebecca et al. School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review: Updated and Expanded. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017.
- The Role of Principals in Addressing Teacher Shortages (Learning Policy Institute)
- Sutcher, L., Podolsky, A., & Espinoza, D. (2017). Supporting Principals’ Learning: Key Features of Effective Programs (Learning Policy Institute)
Induction & Mentoring for Teachers & School Leaders
- New Teacher Center Resources
- Ingersoll, R., & Strong, M. (2011). The Impact of Induction and Mentoring Programs for Beginning Teachers: A Critical Review of the Research.
Other Resources on Teacher Recruitment & Retention
- Podolsky, A., Kini, T., Bishop, J., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2016). Solving the Teacher Shortage: How to Attract and Retain Excellent Educators. (Learning Policy Institute)
- Carver-Thomas, D. & Darling-Hammond, L. (2017). Teacher Turnover: Why It Matters and What We Can do About It. (Learning Policy Institute)
- Teacher Turnover Interactive Tool: What’s the Cost of Teacher Turnover?