More Essential Than Ever – A Learning Agenda for Substitute Teachers
Today - and every school day - hundreds of thousands of students are in classrooms with substitute teachers. Most likely, those substitute teachers have received almost no training. This challenge disproportionately impacts Title I schools, which are more likely to need quality subs, and less likely to get them. In this session, we will explore what a learning agenda might look like for substitute teachers. We will begin by exploring what high-quality training and PD look like for substitute teachers. Next, we will turn to the most challenging question – how to operationalize professional learning for an employee group that has historically been excluded from it. Highly interactive, this session is intended to be collaborative – advancing work that has long been overlooked by the sector as a whole. Be part of a groundbreaking session and help to write a new chapter for substitute teaching in America.
Meet the Author
Wednesday, February 7 from 3:30pm - 4:00pm Pacific
Amanda von Moos will be greeting in-person attendees at the "Meet the Author" counter in the Portland Ballroom lobby on Level 2.
Amanda von Moos is the executive director of Substantial, a national nonprofit on a mission to unlock the potential of substitute teaching, and co-author of Substantial Classrooms: Redesigning the Substitute Teaching Experience.
Jessie Weiser is the Chief Operating Officer at Substantial, where she leads program implementation and evaluation. With over 15 years of experience in education and nonprofits, she has built and led multiple programs that foster engagement and belonging in schools, workplaces, and communities.