REL Webinar: Increasing the Diversity of the Educator Workforce
Join REL Northeast & Islands for a free webinar that will offer an opportunity to learn from Connecticut and several districts in the state about their efforts to diversify the educator workforce.
A growing body of research is documenting that all students—and students of color in particular—benefit from being taught by teachers of color. As student populations across the country become increasingly diverse and many districts enroll a majority of students of color, school systems are striving to increase the diversity of the educator workforce. However, strategies for recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse educator workforce remain untested.
During this webinar, participants will:
- Learn how Connecticut established state policies and supported school districts to recruit and hire teachers of color
- Hear how Connecticut used research and demographic data to uncover inequities
- Be introduced to professional learning materials that were used to prepare districts to increase educator diversity as part of a joint project by REL Northeast & Islands and the Region 2 Comprehensive Center
This webinar is open to the public. State and district leaders in the Northeast & Islands region and nationally, and members of the REL Northeast & Islands Teacher Preparation Research Alliance will be particularly interested. Unable to attend? Register to be notified when the webinar recording is posted.