Local and regional partnerships are at the core of the Take a Look at Teaching initiative and provide valuable opportunities for students, educators, higher education faculty, and community advocates to work together and explore solutions to the teacher shortage and teacher diversity challenges facing our schools.
We encourage you to bring together students, teachers, school-related professionals, higher education professionals, administrators, community members, policymakers, elected officials and teacher candidates to cultivate relationships and develop regional educator pipeline initiatives.
Work to identify grow-your-own programs in your community. Your school community may already have future-teacher clubs or student education associations, education or childcare courses, student teacher placements, or courses co-taught or coordinated with local community colleges or universities. NYSUT can provide you with resources and suggested activities to support educator pipeline clubs in your region or school.
Host a community conversation – NYSUT has resources for local leaders to bring together regional partners and host a conversation around workforce diversity and educator pipeline initiatives.
Establish a course of study for students considering a career in education – NYSUT can provide guidance for teachers and schools interested in designing meaningful course experiences for students exploring education careers. Courses may even be expanded to provide CTE sequences for students.