University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy

Concerned about Arkansas’ Teacher Pipeline? Come to the OEP conference!

In The View from the OEP on March 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Do you want to learn about new research examining the supply and demand for teachers in the state, and learn how districts are recruiting and retaining great teachers?  Come hear from students, district leadership, researchers, ADE staff, and national leaders on teacher talent at the 2018 OEP Conference.

There is no cost to attend but space is limited, so register now!

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 8:30am to 3pm
Location: Heifer International in Little Rock



Arkansas’ Teacher Pipeline:

What we know, what we are doing, and what more we could be doing.

Saroja Warner will present the Keynote on talent management in our education system.  Dr. Warner is the Director of Educator Preparation Initiatives at CCSSO where she directs initiatives that support state authorities to ensure educators enter the workforce ready to advance student learning, represent the demographic diversity of K12 students, and lead schools that support student achievement.

Keith Look was featured by Education Week while he was the Principal of the lowest-performing high school in Kentucky.  Currently the Superintendent of Danville, Kentucky, Dr. Look will share his experience in attracting, hiring, and supporting talented teachers to a high-poverty, ‘turnaround’ school.

Breakout sessions feature speakers and panels discussing research, practice, and policy surrounding teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention.

  • Who Needs Teachers?  An Exploration of Supply and Demand in Arkansas Districts
  • Increasing the Teacher Pipeline: The Teacher Cadet Model (Student panel)
  • What’s Up in Teacher Prep? (Higher Ed panel)
  • Supporting the Teacher Pipeline: Leadership Support Systems
  • Arkansas Teacher of the Year: Courtney Cochran
  • Quitting Your Day Job: An Analysis of Teacher Retention in Arkansas
  • Success and Opportunity in Talent Management (District panel)
  • Growing Your Own Teachers; Why and How
  • The Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity: Boosting the Effectiveness of Early Career Teachers in High-Poverty Schools
  • Arkansas Teacher Corps: Going Where Needed
  • Enhancing the Teacher Pipeline through Teacher Leadership
  • Ensuring Access to Effective Educators: Equity Labs

Lunch will be provided, professional development certificates will be available, and there is no cost to attend. Space is limited. Register now- and we’ll see you there!

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