Expanded Learning Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway Project
Clear pipelines for Expanded Learning professionals into teaching and other educational careers can help grow teachers from within the community, diversify the teacher workforce, and prepare educators with meaningful skills and experiences to create safe classrooms and strong relationships with students.
The Expanded Learning Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway project aims to create pathways for Expanded Learning professionals to become teachers equipped to support multi-lingual students.
- The project will examine the viability of a partnership role for Expanded Learning program providers in a teacher residency program model, and explore other teacher pathway and apprenticeship models.
- In partnership with CalSAC, the project will also expand training and professional development resources for Expanded Learning staff to address the unique needs of multi-lingual students. Live, virtual trainings, as well as bite-size training videos, will be available for Expanded Learning professionals to grow their skills.
Ultimately, increasing access for Expanded Learning professionals into and through teacher preparation programs will result in more diverse teachers and teachers better prepared to meet the needs of students, particularly for students of color and multi-lingual students, as well as pathways for Expanded Learning professionals to thrive in their careers.
Additional information, including project partners, best practices, learnings, and resources are shared below. Contact Leslye for more information.