Colorado

Colorado2021-02-18T11:43:04-05:00
COLORADO

Using Place-Based Decision Making to Strengthen the Colorado Educator Workforce Pipeline

For more information on
this project, please contact:
Dale Lewis
Tracie Corner

Leading up to the 2019–20 school year, Colorado schools sought to fill 7,242 teaching positions representing 13.25% of all teaching positions in the state. Of those positions, 1,132 remained unfilled or were filled through a shortage mechanism (e.g., long-term substitutes, retired educators, alternative/emergency authorizations). The ability of schools and districts to retain teachers reduces the demand and expense related to recruitment, and limits the negative impact teacher turnover has on student achievement and school improvement efforts, particularly in the lowest performing schools and in high-poverty, high-minority school communities.

R12CC is supporting the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and its stakeholders to develop Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps to explore the influences of place on educator shortages in the state. The custom-designed GIS maps incorporate a variety of demographic, socioeconomic, and talent management data, including trend data, allowing stakeholders to explore relationships and patterns among data and identify possible bright spots where specific workforce pipeline approaches or strategies may have been effective.

Through facilitated data analysis, identification of effective/evidence-based approaches, and case studies of Colorado bright spots, R12CC will assist CDE and education stakeholders to better understand factors contributing to educator shortage and retention challenges, and identify and share effective locally driven practices. Stakeholders will then be able to learn about practices that have been effective in similar contexts that could be implemented and scaled in their own communities.

Project Updates

Bright Spots Highlight Effective Pipeline Strategies

R12CC staff are supporting the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and its stakeholders to use geographic information systems (GIS) to map a variety of demographic, socioeconomic, and talent management data, including trend data, in order to explore the influences of

February 18th, 2021|

R12CC Welcomes New Colorado Co-Lead

R12CC welcomes Tracie Corner as the new state co-lead for Colorado. Tracie will provide technical assistance and support for projects focused on dropout prevention and identifying strategies to address educator shortages. Prior to this new role, Tracie served as an

January 22nd, 2021|