The TeachDE recommendation were officially released at the Vision Conference on October 11, 2018 through a panel discussion, as well as a series of roundtable conversations.
The TeachDE Advisory Council - a coalition of teachers, local education agency leaders, representatives from institutions of higher education and teacher preparation programs, and other community stakeholders – was charged with developing recommendations to strengthen the Delaware teacher pipeline.
As a member of the Delaware education community, you are invited to participate in the collaborative effort to implement the TeachDE recommendations. If you would be interested in presenting the recommendation document to your organization, PPE will gladly supply you with additional copies and could also send a representative from the Partnership of Public Education to help co-facilitate a conversation.
TeachDE is a statewide initiative charged with supporting the quantity and quality of Delaware’s teacher pipeline.
TeachDE is made up of teachers, parents, school leaders, district leaders, as well as representation from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College, Wilmington University, DelTech, ARTC, Teach for America, Relay Graduate School, and other critical stakeholders.
The Partnership for Public Education facilitates this initiative.
Check out some preliminary descriptive statistics from a Teach DE Survey of Incoming College Students Attitudes About Teaching
Surveys have been distributed to the incoming freshman at three of the five institutes of higher education in Delaware – Delaware State University, Wesley University, and the University of Delaware. As of November 7th, 2017, 483 surveys have been completed.
Leadership Council: The members of this group meet bi-monthly to guide the work of the working groups. The Leadership Council is tasked with offering formal policy, practice, and preparation recommendations.
Recruitment: This working group is focused on identifying challenges and developing creative solutions within the recruitment of Delawareans to the teaching profession and into Delaware teacher preparation programs.
Alignment: This working group is focused on identifying challenges and developing creative solutions in the alignment of Delaware teacher preparation programs to the evolving needs of Delaware schools.
Workforce: This working group is focused on identifying challenges and developing creative solutions in placing Delaware graduates into Delaware schools and providing robust support in the first three years of teaching.