The R12CC hosts quarterly learning community sessions focused on strengthening and diversifying the Colorado educator workforce for state, local, and preparation program leaders. The sessions provide an opportunity for participants to share the bright spots and opportunities in their work to improve educator recruitment and retention efforts, and learn about what others are doing across the United States. The May 2023 session focused on research, lesson learned, and challenges of recruiting and retaining educators in rural settings.
Learning Community Session Recording
Additional Session Resources
- National Rural Education Association Research Agenda (2022–2027)
- National Rural Education Association Research Agenda (2022–2027): A Closer Look at the Research Priorities
- GAO Report: Education Should Assess Its Efforts to Address Teacher Shortages
- CDE Educator Recruitment and District Supports – A list of resources on financial aid for in-service and aspiring educators, and information on recruitment and workforce strategies for school districts, BOCES, and charter schools.
- Get the Facts Out – An NSF-funded partnership of the Colorado School of Mines and four national societies: the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Get the Facts Out is a unique project that is designed to reach STEM majors in a large fraction of all U.S. mathematics, chemistry, and physics departments and has the potential to significantly address teacher shortages in these high-need STEM disciplines.
- What would life be like without teachers? See what some Lewisville ISD (TX) students had to say:
Visit the Colorado project page to learn more about our work with education stakeholders to strengthen the state’s educator workforce pipeline and check out additional resources to support local action here.