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Establishing a Pipeline of Future Special Educators: Using Grow-Your-Own Programs to Recruit High School Students, Career Changers, and Paraprofessionals

Presenter:
David Donaldson, Dr. Prentice Chandler, Dr. Lisa Barron, Ben Jackson
Original air date:
04/20/2022

 

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About This Video

The number of individuals enrolling in educator preparation programs has been in a sharp decline, and stakeholders fear the pandemic will decrease interest and enrollment even more.

In this session, states and districts will learn about efforts to recruit high school students, career changers, and paraprofessionals into the profession, specifically to become special educators. The session will highlight Austin Peay State University’s apprenticeship program and Detroit Public Schools Community District’s On the Rise Academy.  

Featuring:

  • David Donaldson, National Center on Grow Your Own
  • Dr. Prentice Chandler, Austin Peay State University 
  • Dr. Lisa Barron, Austin Peay State University
  • Ben Jackson, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Michigan

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