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John Ross – Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2024
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making considerable inroads into everyday lives, and AI applications and resources can be found in homes, businesses, entertainment venues, and--of course--in schools. The rapid rate at which AI is being integrated into education and placed in the hands of students, teachers, and other staff has prompted a…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
Stevens, Michael – Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2023
The purpose of this resource is to help math teachers unpack, understand, and implement the current math content and practice standards. This resource describes the progressions of learning within each course and provides content support, which includes broad ideas about effective instruction as well as practical instructional strategies. Math…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Standards
Stevens, Michael – Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2023
The purpose of this resource is to help math teachers unpack, understand, and implement the current math content and practice standards. It describes the progressions of learning within each course and provides content supports that include broad ideas about effective instruction as well as practical instructional strategies. Math teachers,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Course Content, Standards
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2023
Most teachers have limited flexibility in terms of their schedules, their opportunities for professional learning and collaboration, and how they use their time. However, recent data suggests that rethinking teacher time could be important to improving teacher recruitment and retention. How can districts and schools provide teachers more…
Descriptors: Flexible Scheduling, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Educational Planning
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2023
Indiana continues to experience significant challenges in filling vacancies in its teacher workforce. Fewer students are enrolling in educator preparation programs; and, among those who do enroll, only 16% are actually teaching in an Indiana classroom. In a 2021 survey, 96% of Indiana districts reported teacher shortages--with significant…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Teacher Education Programs, Minority Groups, Capacity Building
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
This document outlines the Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) efforts to improve literacy achievement by providing guidance regarding the establishment of diverse classroom libraries. It also answers the why, what, and how of establishing or refining a diverse library.
Descriptors: Diversity, Instructional Materials, Reading Material Selection, Learner Engagement
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
When students and adults build strong relationships based on trust, they can break down barriers to co-create safe and healthy learning environments for all students, including those who have been historically sidelined or left out of conversations. By listening to students, collaborating with them, and supporting them in leading inside and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Emotional Learning, Change Strategies, Educational Environment
Hoffman, Kerry; Mattson, Beverly – Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
In the fall of 2021, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) requested assistance from the Region 8 Comprehensive Center in finding research-based strategies for effectively recruiting teachers, especially teachers of color. This request stemmed from Indiana's growing difficulty in fully staffing schools, especially in high-need areas. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Minority Group Teachers
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Most school and district leaders have a wealth of information available to them before, during, and after the hiring process, but they might not analyze it regularly or use it to inform their recruitment and retention plans. However, using data strategically is key to positively impacting teacher recruitment and retention. This brief discusses…
Descriptors: Data Use, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Elementary Secondary Education
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
What do strategic and collaborative partnerships look like? Hora and Millar (2011) defined three types of partnerships, which are defined in this brief: (1) limited; (2) coordinated; and (3) collaborative. Presented in this brief are the following: (1) Partnership scenarios; (2) Leveraging strategic institutional partnerships to diversify the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Cooperation
Dwyer, Chris – Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center (Region 8 CC) team joined Michigan's Statewide Summer Learning Network (SSLN) to provide support in furthering the goals of increased access, participation, and quality for summer learning and enrichment opportunities. The team's initial work for the SSLN was a series of listening sessions with representatives…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Barriers
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Since districts are often competing with each other and other higher-paying professions for new hires, it is imperative to consider ways to better engage and appeal to candidates. For human resource (HR) professionals and administrators to improve their efforts, they need to know how to cultivate effective relationships with potential new hires.…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Job Applicants, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Recruitment
Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2022
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center collaborated with the Indiana Department of Education to evaluate the obstacles many districts face in the teacher hiring process. The brief further discusses the importance of hiring timelines, benefits and barriers of early hiring, and recommendations and strategies for revising hiring timelines.
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, School Districts, Personnel Selection, Time
Kimmel, Lois; Lachlan, Lisa; Guiden, Andrea – Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2021
An effective teacher workforce is a diverse teacher workforce. As of 2017, only 5% of Ohio's teachers identify as teachers of color. As more teachers from diverse backgrounds enter the teaching profession in Ohio, they will encounter mentors who do not look like them and may not understand some of their struggles. The purpose of this guide is to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
Kenyatta, Candace – Region 8 Comprehensive Center, 2021
The Diversifying the Education Profession Ohio Taskforce consists of aspiring teachers, K-12 educators, human resources personnel, educator preparation program representatives, community members, State Board of Education representation, and staff members from the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Higher Education and convened to…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Student Diversity, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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