The June newsletter includes updates from the Opportunity Culture Dashboard; a welcome to new Opportunity Culture Sites; tools and resources; Opportunity Culture news, and more. Read the June 2023 newsletter here.
Reimagining the teacher role: How some large and urban districts are enhancing appeal, addressing shortages
From CRPE, April 18, 2023, by Lisa Chu, Bree Dusseault, and Lydia Rainey
The exact cause of teacher shortages is still up for debate. Some experts argue that shortages are localized, while others say that the lack of teachers is due to low unemployment and other factors. Regardless, school systems face big challenges with their teacher workforce, including finding enough teacher candidates and retaining the teachers they have, as well as filling specialized positions. These big challenges require school systems to make big changes to the role of the teacher. This brief identifies eight categories of strategies that school systems are using to reimagine their teacher workforce, then assesses the extent to which large and urban districts have adopted these strategies. Read the report…
The April newsletter includes a new module for scalable, sustainable tutoring; new publications and blogs; tools and resources; Opportunity Culture news, and more. Read the April 2023 newsletter here.
The March newsletter includes information about an upcoming module, several new Opportunity Culture materials, spring resources, and media highlights. Read the March 2023 newsletter here.
The January newsletter includes a new Opportunity Culture video about the science of reading, a prompt for Opportunity Culture principals, winter resources, and media highlights. Read the January 2023 newsletter here.
The December newsletter includes a new Opportunity Culture audio, video, and blog. It also shares a prompt for Opportunity Culture principals, winter resources, and media highlights. Read the December 2022 newsletter here.
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 22, 2022, by Maureen Downey
A new report echoes what Georgia educators have long lamented: Teaching has lost its luster.
The working paper from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University charts the state of the U.S. K-12 teaching profession over the last half century by examining prestige, interest among students, preparation for entry and job satisfaction. The damning conclusion: The current state of the teaching profession is at or near its lowest levels in 50 years.
The October newsletter includes how to use Opportunity Culture models to respond to NAEP results, a new video and blogs, Opportunity Culture news, and more. Read the October 2022 newsletter here.
By Paola Gilliam, October 5, 2022
With many students struggling with unresolved social-emotional issues brought on or intensified by Covid shutdowns, what are some simple strategies Opportunity Culture educators use to help create calm, safe spaces that support their students’ academic growth?
The September newsletter includes new Opportunity Culture audio and video posts, tools and resources, a video playlist, Opportunity Culture news, and more. Read the September 2022 newsletter here.