Next Education Workforce brings distinguished speakers to MLFTC


Meghan Krein

UPDATE: We’ve made the decision to cancel our convening, The Next Education Workforce: From Thought to Action, on April 22-24 in Scottsdale. We are disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to meet in person to advance the work of the Next Education Workforce. However, the work continues. We will soon be rolling out a flight of Next Education Workforce resources for schools, and we are speaking with the outstanding keynote speakers we had assembled for April about how we can bring some of their insight to you through online experiences in the coming weeks and months. There’s much we can do together between now and our next annual convening, which will be held virtually on January 27-29, 2021. Please save the date.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is hosting its second annual two-day Next Education Workforce convening on April 23–24 at ASU SkySong. The workforce team works under the conviction If we’re not getting the workforce or the learning outcomes we want, we need to redesign the profession, the workplace and how we prepare people for both. 

Topics at this year’s convening, From Thought to Action, will include: 

  • How partner schools are implementing Next Education Workforce models 

  • Research and deepening the research agenda

  • Building communities of practice around: staffing models with teams of educators, addressing policy barriers, building financial models and teacher preparation where residents are placed on teams 

Featured speakers: 

Richard Ingersoll, senior research specialist, Consortium for Policy Research in Education: Ingersoll is the leading expert on America’s teaching force. He examines teaching as a job, teachers as employees, and schools as workplaces, from a teachers’ pre-employment training through the last day in the classroom. 

Tony Wagner, senior research fellow, Learning Policy Institute: Wagner is a globally recognized voice in education. Prior to his current position, he held a variety of positions at Harvard University for more than 20 years, including four years as an expert in residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and the founder and co-director, for more than a decade, of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Sarah Fine, co-author, “In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School”: Fine is a faculty member at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education and a lecturer in Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. 

Amanda Burke, managing director, Strategic Initiatives and Impact, Center for the Future of Arizona: Burke focuses on innovation and systemic change that will advance the priorities of Arizonans and the long-term future success of the state.

Erin Mote, executive director, InnovateEDU; co-founder, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School: Mote is the executive director of InnovateEDU and co-founder of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School. She also leads the development of Cortex, a next-generation learning platform, student information system and formative assessment engine that supports personalized learning.  

Karla Phillips-Krivickas, senior director of policy at KnowledgeWorks: Phillips-Krivickas leads the development and execution of the organization’s state policy strategy, partnering with states to transform their policy systems to support personalized learning. 

More speakers are expected to be announced soon.

Register now to reserve your spot.

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