Event engages Moroccan educators about Next Education Workforce models


Meghan Krein

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College hosted the first in a series of trainings engaging Moroccan educators about Next Education Workforce models. The event, hosted by Robert Morse, executive director of professional experiences; Will Butler, clinical assistant professor; and Kelly Owen, clinical assistant professor, was made possible through the United States Agency for International Development funded project, Higher Education Partnership–Morocco.

The webinar training, Teaming in education: A new normal, focused on MLFTC’s experience in deploying teacher candidates in teams. The 136 attendees included faculty members from Moroccan universities, as well as teacher trainers and others affiliated with teacher preparation. Participants were able to attend the training in English, French or Arabic.

“Two heads working together to meet the needs of all students is better than one,” says participant Latifa Hafdi Idrissi, teacher of English, ESEF-Kenitra. 

Tanya Pinkerton, clinical assistant professor says, “Many of the stakeholders expressed the difficulty of trying to create a ‘superhero’ teacher. Our team is following up on questions about the use of teaming in primary education.”  

The series will continue to be an expansion of conversations that have already been started, says Pinkerton. Learn more about MLFTC’s partnership with Morocco’s Ministry of Education