Next Education Workforce
What is the Next Education Workforce?
Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is designing the Next Education Workforce. What does that mean? Host Brent Maddin shares how MLFTC is working with schools and other partners to 1) provide all students with deeper and personalized learning by building teams of educators with distributed expertise and 2) empower educators by developing new opportunities for role-based specialization and advancement. He also invites you to join us at our January 2021 convening, Building the Next Normal.
“What if we’ve got it all wrong? What if we don’t have a teacher shortage problem but instead a workforce design problem?” In this first podcast of the season, Brent Maddin, Executive Director of the Next Education Workforce Initiative at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, defines what we mean by “Next Education Workforce,” shares how MLFTC is partnering with schools and districts, and invites you to join him at Building the Next Normal, the January 2021 convening hosted by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
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- 0:41: Brent connects the Next Education Workforce to his own personal and professional story and contextualizes the question he’s trying to answer: “What if we’ve created an education workforce that smart, caring, thoughtful people can’t really sustain? Can’t really survive in? Aren’t interested in joining in the first place?”
- 1:41: Brent defines the Next Education Workforce: The Next Education Workforce initiative provides all students with deeper and personalized learning by building teams of educators with distributed expertise and empowers educators by developing new opportunities for role-based specialization and advancement.
- 3:22: Brent elaborates on what MLFTC means by a team of educators with distributed expertise.
- 5:27: Brent urges us to expand our definition of “educator” to include members of the community and consider how community educators might positively contribute to the lives of students.
- 7:03: Brent describes how MLFTC is partnering with schools and districts to support the adoption of Next Education Workforce models and describes a few of the lessons MLFTC has learned from the transition to remote learning in the context of COVID-19.
- 8:26: Brent invites listeners to join him at Building the Next Normal, the January 2021 convening hosted by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.