Sep 28, 2023 - Sep 28, 2023

GYO: Data, Advocacy, & Evaluation

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As many of our nation’s schools face a shortage of teachers, and particularly a shortage of teachers who represent the racial, cultural, and linguistic background of our students, one strategy that holds promise for strengthening and diversifying the educator workforce is Grow Your Own (GYO) programs.

The CCNetwork’s Strengthening & Diversifying the Educator Workforce Work Group is hosting a four-part professional learning series on GYO programs. Each call is from 12:30–2:00 ET, total of 90 minutes.

This series is targeted toward SEA, LEA, and GYO program leaders and will discuss strategies for scaling and sustaining effective programs.


Session 1 – GYO: Funding GYO Programs will focus on strategies for funding GYO programs. 
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET 

Session 2 – GYO: Establishing & Sustaining Partnerships will focus on strategies for establishing and sustaining effective partnerships for GYO programs. 
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET

Session 3 – GYO: Recruiting, Mentoring, & Retaining will focus on recruiting and supporting candidates in GYO programs.
Monday, May 22, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET

Session 4 – GYO: Data, Advocacy, & Evaluation will focus on collecting and using data to evaluate and advocate for your GYO program. 
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET 

Each session in this professional learning series will share the latest research, best practices, and helpful examples from experts as well as GYO program spotlights to highlight different ways these programs can be successful. The sessions will also include facilitated breakout discussions, allowing participants to ask questions and delve deeper into their topics of interest with different presenters.