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ERIC Number: ED539990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Redesigning Schools to Reach Every Student with Excellent Teachers: Teacher, Leader, and Paraprofessional Career Paths
Public Impact
This document provides an overview of multiple career paths that schools can use to expand opportunities for their teachers. These career paths match Public Impact's school models that use job redesign and technology to extend the reach of excellent teachers to more students, for more pay, within budget. Most of these school models create new roles and collaborative teams enabling all teachers and staff to develop and contribute to excellence. This document introduces many new roles: (1) "Reach-extended roles," in which excellent teachers take responsibility for more students, or contribute intellectual and performance abilities to produce digitized instruction or instructional tools that other teachers or students may use; and (2) "Support roles," in which other teachers, working with reach-extending teachers, contribute to excellence and develop their teaching prowess. These new roles enable teachers to pursue a variety of career paths. Teachers may move among paths during their careers, and some roles may be combined. The paths show multiple levels for each role. Pay for a given level will vary across paths. In addition, the leadership path gives teachers experiences that equip them to lead schools, groups of schools, or districts. Finally, this document also provides short written descriptions of all teacher career paths, and notes about the roles and paths. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Impact