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1 Teacher Shortage Crisis Board of Governors Meeting September 15, 2005

2 Strategic Imperative #1: Increase the Supply of Highly Effective Teachers 1. Acquire, retain and develop qualified, effective teachers 1.1.a. Adopt and implement a comprehensive strategic action plan for meeting and/or exceeding capacity requirements for qualified, effective classroom teachers pursuant to class size demands for the 2006- 07 school year.

3 Projected Needs 2006-07: 29,604 teachers needed* 2004-05: 21,313 teachers needed

4 Comprehensive Plan Components 1.Recruitment Into EducationInto Education Into Teacher Education ProgramsInto Teacher Education Programs Into Florida Public SchoolsInto Florida Public Schools 2.Preparation Pre-servicePre-service On-the-jobOn-the-job 3.Retention RecognitionRecognition Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development Administrative and School SupportAdministrative and School Support

5 20,521 “First time” Certificates Issued 2003-04 Initial Certificate Routes

6 Increased Efficiency in Certificate Issuance 43% more certificates issued in 2003-04 than in 2002-03 43% more certificates issued in 2003-04 than in 2002-03 99.5% of certificates issued within 30 days 99.5% of certificates issued within 30 days 40%+ of applications now received online, increasing efficiency in processing 40%+ of applications now received online, increasing efficiency in processing

7 Sample of Current Educator Quality Programs TeachinFlorida.com - interactive website TeachinFlorida.com - interactive website The Great Florida Teach-In The Great Florida Teach-In Approval of Educator Preparation Institutes Approval of Educator Preparation Institutes Approval of District Certification Programs Approval of District Certification Programs Approval of Initial Teacher Education Programs Approval of Initial Teacher Education Programs Approval of District Prof. Development Systems Approval of District Prof. Development Systems Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching Program Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching Program Troops to Teachers Troops to Teachers Teacher Recognition Programs Teacher Recognition Programs Florida Future Educators of America Program Florida Future Educators of America Program Florida Teacher Advancement Program Florida Teacher Advancement Program Online Teacher Toolkit and Tele-mentoring Online Teacher Toolkit and Tele-mentoring

8 New Targeted Activities Partner with Florida Education Foundation to launch a Public Awareness Campaign Partner with Florida Education Foundation to launch a Public Awareness Campaign To promote excellence in teaching and recruit highly effective people into the profession, specifically into Florida schoolsTo promote excellence in teaching and recruit highly effective people into the profession, specifically into Florida schools Contract services of Cooper DDB to obtain funding and assistance with initial market research and public awareness campaignContract services of Cooper DDB to obtain funding and assistance with initial market research and public awareness campaign Research and preparation ongoing this fallResearch and preparation ongoing this fall Roll-out in the early springRoll-out in the early spring

9 New Targeted Activities Collect input from Colleges of Education, teachers, principals, district staff and teacher educators Collect input from Colleges of Education, teachers, principals, district staff and teacher educators Initial surveys last spring indicated that: Initial surveys last spring indicated that: Colleges of Education support the rule revisionColleges of Education support the rule revision An overwhelming majority of responding teachers determine whether to stay in or leave their jobs based upon:An overwhelming majority of responding teachers determine whether to stay in or leave their jobs based upon: The level of administrative support The level of administrative support Salary and benefit issues Salary and benefit issues Parent and student relationships Parent and student relationships

10 New Targeted Activities Conduct research on mentoring, new teacher support programs, and other areas of retention Conduct research on mentoring, new teacher support programs, and other areas of retention Study of mentoring activities of NBPTS teachersStudy of mentoring activities of NBPTS teachers K-20 educator data collection and distribution improvements will help research and decision- makingK-20 educator data collection and distribution improvements will help research and decision- making RFP released for districts to apply for funds to provide support programs for teachers newly assigned to high-need schools, classes or subject areas. Data from these programs will be analyzed.RFP released for districts to apply for funds to provide support programs for teachers newly assigned to high-need schools, classes or subject areas. Data from these programs will be analyzed.

11 New Targeted Activities Involve parents in teacher quality and retention Involve parents in teacher quality and retention Partnership with Florida PTAPartnership with Florida PTA Working with local and regional Education Foundations to support district activitiesWorking with local and regional Education Foundations to support district activities

12 Teacher Preparation Routes 1.School District Alternative Certification Programs 2.Educator Preparation Institute Alternative Certification Programs (new) 3.Initial Teacher Education Programs 4.Temporary Certificate-holders who complete isolated college courses in professional preparation (Chapter 6A-4.002, FAC)

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14 Educator Preparation Institutes 10 community colleges approved to offer non-credit model program 10 community colleges approved to offer non-credit model program St. Pete College approved to offer “for credit” competency-based program St. Pete College approved to offer “for credit” competency-based program Applications pending for FAU, UWF and several more community colleges offering the non-credit model Applications pending for FAU, UWF and several more community colleges offering the non-credit model

15 SUS State-Approved Initial Educator Preparation Programs Retention is good, once candidates are in the programs. Retention is good, once candidates are in the programs. Programs have been able to maintain enrollments. Programs have been able to maintain enrollments.

16 Comparison of New Hires and Completers of Florida’s State-Approved Programs* (*For Classroom Teachers Only) Even if ALL completers of State-approved programs remained in Florida and taught in Florida public schools, they would address less than 21% of the need in 05-06.

17 SUS NET Program $11 million requested Program features $11 million requested Program features Program FeaturesProgram Features Accelerated Programs: post-baccalaureate programs such as EPI’s and MAT’s Accelerated Programs: post-baccalaureate programs such as EPI’s and MAT’s Program Enhancements; marketing, recruiters, additional faculty, and student incentives Program Enhancements; marketing, recruiters, additional faculty, and student incentives Program OutcomesProgram Outcomes increasing enrollment by 1500-1800 students increasing enrollment by 1500-1800 students increasing completers by 20% per year increasing completers by 20% per year

18 Graph of Resulting NET Gain

19 Department Initiatives Promoting a variety of paths to certification Promoting a variety of paths to certification Providing more flexibility in teacher education degree programs Providing more flexibility in teacher education degree programs Stepping up recruitment Stepping up recruitment Performance-based pay Performance-based pay Critical need subject areas, high-need classroomsCritical need subject areas, high-need classrooms High performersHigh performers Working to use class-size dollars for teacher pay Working to use class-size dollars for teacher pay Building partnerships to improve retention Building partnerships to improve retention Supporting research-based teacher support programs Supporting research-based teacher support programs


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