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Diversified Teaching Workforce Institute and Teacher Diversity Research Award

The Third Annual Diversified Teaching Workforce (DTW) Institute will convene on February 21, 2019 at the AACTE Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY. The Institute will convene a group of national leaders at colleges and universities across the United States to spotlight and explore innovative efforts for addressing racial/ethnic teacher diversity across five key areas: recruitment and retention, teacher preparation, mentorship, induction and professional development, and advocacy. Recognizing the need to create spaces within professional networks to discuss and unpack the challenges and possibilities for increasing teacher diversity, the institute offers presentations on current research, opportunities to converse in working groups, and panel sessions focused on best practices from teacher preparation and teacher diversity pipeline leaders. A brief overview of potential panels at the Institute include:

  • Teacher Diversity Initiatives Across the U.S Policy Context
  • Creating and Organizing Teacher Diversity Initiatives
  • Advocating for Teacher Diversity in the Media
  • Professional Development, Mentorship, & Retention for Teacher Diversity
  • Spotlighting a Range of Educator Preparation Pipelines for Teachers of Color

At the DTW Institute the recipient of the DTW Teacher Diversity Research Award will also be honored for outstanding research and advocacy related to various policies, practices, programs, pedagogies, systems, and/or institutions for the purpose of advancing teacher diversity. The research leadership embodied by the recipient of this award reflects the DTW TAG mission and goals, and advances our current understanding of how to diversify our teacher workforce to enhance educational opportunities for all students. In recognition and honor of the researcher’s work, the recipient of this award will receive a $1,000 honorarium and be invited to give brief remarks at our 2019 DTW Institute and reception prior to the 2019 AACTE Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY.

In order to nominate someone (self-nominations accepted) for the DTW Teacher Diversity Research Award read the award description and submit award materials by January 15, 2019.

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