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REL Webinar: Taking Action to Address the Teacher Supply Chain
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REL Webinar: Taking Action to Address the Teacher Supply Chain

We invite you to join a REL Central webinar exploring how a new tool that predicts patterns of teacher shortages is being used to address the teacher supply chain in Missouri. Presenters Paul Katnik of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Joshua Stewart of REL Central will describe the development and use of the Missouri Teacher Predictor Model and share how the model might be adapted for other states. Katnik and Beth Kania-Gosche of the Missouri University of Science and Technology will share strategies for addressing predicted shortages at the state, district, and educator preparation program levels.

Participants will gain an understanding of the following:

  • How the Teacher Predictor Model is used to examine and predict teacher shortages in Missouri
  • How the model might be adapted for other states
  • What strategies states, districts, and educator preparation programs use to address teacher shortage areas

The primary audience for this webinar is state and local education agency personnel, educator preparation program staff, and individuals involved with teacher career programming, including Grow Your Own programs. 

Predict and Prepare: Taking Action to Address the Teacher Supply Chain
April 15, 2021
1:30–2:30 p.m. MT
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The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students-to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.