Register Today for the Paving the Way Virtual Convening!
August 23, 2021, 10:00 AM- 12:30 PM PST
The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) invites California educators and educational leaders of all sectors, especially STEAM Educators, to participate in a free virtual convening to learn more about the Expanded Learning Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway Project that CAN has been working on for the past several months in partnership with the National Center for Teacher Residencies, LA’s Best, California Teaching Fellows Foundation, and the Glen Price Group.
As schools and educators gear up to return to in-person instruction, and teacher shortages continue to be exacerbated by the pandemic, California is in dire need of well-prepared teachers. The majority of California’s Expanded Learning educators—which includes anyone who works in a before or after school program, in a summer program, or in an extended day program —are young, bilingual people of color who come from the same communities they serve and have strong knowledge and abilities in youth development, making them well-positioned to become the STEAM teachers of tomorrow.
Please join us to learn about potential pathway models for preparing Expanded Learning educators to become high-quality teachers. Hear from two Communities of Practice who have been looking at how to make these pathways a reality in their communities, and provide feedback on emerging recommendations for developing Expanded Learning teacher pathways.