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REL Northwest Event: Can Grow-Your-Own Programs Help Diversify the Teacher Workforce?
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May 4, 2021

Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Location: Virtual

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Description: Grow-your-own (GYO) teacher programs recruit and train teachers from within communities and can bring racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity and skills (such as bilingualism) into the educator workforce. These programs are often partnerships between school districts, community organizations, and teacher preparation programs. This virtual convening will bring higher education, district, and state stakeholders together to explore the current research on GYO teacher programs and promising regional models for developing and sustaining these programs.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Washington State Vibrant Teaching Force Alliance

Audience: This event is geared toward university and community college program administrators and faculty members, school district administrators and staff, and state education agency representatives.

Speakers: Jason Greenberg Motamedi and Ashlie Denton from REL Northwest at Education Northwest will facilitate the event. Speakers and panelists include:

  • Conra Gist, University of Houston (TX)
  • Amaya Garcia, New America (Washington, DC)
  • Alexandra Manuel, Professional Educator Standards Board (WA)
  • Marsha Riddle Buly, Western Washington University (WA)
  • Bernard Koontz, Highline Public Schools (WA)
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