May 7, 2024 - May 7, 2024

Planning for Recruitment and Representation and Addressing Access Barriers

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Across the United States, teachers are in high demand, particularly Black and Latinx males. Educator Registered Apprenticeship (ERA) programs represent a novel strategy for recruiting more diverse candidates into the field; however, programs must be intentional to ensure that those individuals are supported and sustained.  The US DOL funded Educator Registered Apprenticeship intermediary is offering this two-part interactive learning series that will focus on themes for recruitment and retention of Black and Latinx male teachers. The sessions will be structured for optimal engagement and collaborative learning. A background brief will be shared in advance of the sessions to prime your thinking. 

Session 2: Planning for Recruitment and Representation and Addressing Access Barriers 

Option A: May 7, 2024 from 2:30-4pm ET; Option B: May 13, 2024 from 2:30-4pm ET 

Ensuring the recruitment and representation of educators of color in ERA programs is imperative for fostering diversity, innovation, and cultural competence in the education system. Proactive strategies are particularly essential to attract Black and Latinx male educators in a field where they are vastly underrepresented. Addressing access barriers for educators of color, such as admissions criteria, is further crucial for inclusivity. In this second session, we will discuss the research, best practices, and key questions for ERA program leaders.