In honor of American Education Week, the UW-Madison School of Education invites you to participate in a working session to examine and address issues around teacher labor markets.
Panelists will draw upon their research to explore and discuss with participants these three main questions:
- What do we know about the teacher labor market?
- What more do we need to know?
- What might we do to attract and retain a high-quality, diverse teaching force?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- School Leaders
- School Personnel Administrators
- Policy Makers
Please feel free register a group of colleagues and come as a team!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
2 p.m. | Welcome, introductions, & charge by Dean Diana Hess
2:15-3:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion
3:15-4:15 p.m. | Q & A moderated by Dean Hess
4:15-4:45 p.m. | Working session to address three main questions
4:45-5 p.m. | Reports and closing
THE PANEL DISCUSSION WILL FEATURE:
- Dr. Sheila Briggs, Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Division of Academic Excellence, will discuss trends in the Wisconsin teacher work force
- Professor Peter Goff, Assistant Professor with the UW-Madison Dept. of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, will share his research using data from the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN)
- Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor with the UW-Madison Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, will discuss her study, which examines why students of color select or do not select various teacher education programs
- Dr. George Mavroulis, Superintendent of the Middleton/Cross Plains Area School District, will talk about the challenges and successes of recruiting and retaining a high-quality, diverse teaching force
After a brief question and answer period, we'll ask attendees to work in groups to brainstorm possible actions in relation to the questions posed.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Submit your registration at http://go.wisc.edu/u952iq by Friday, Nov. 11
Contact Julie Mead | 608.263.3405 or firstname.lastname@example.org