Teacher Advisory Group
Educate78’s Teacher Advisory Group is founded on the belief that our educators know best what will have a meaningful impact on their effectiveness, fulfillment, and retention in Oakland. The Teacher Advisory Group will identify opportunities to generate innovative solutions that lift up the profession and empower Oakland teachers and students.
Educate78 believes in Oakland’s phenomenal teachers who go above-and-beyond everyday to enable Oakland students to achieve their potential regardless of address or means. We want teachers like these to feel supported, valued, and celebrated for the life-changing work they do to develop the minds and hearts of our next generation of leaders.
Learn more about our other work to Develop Education Leaders!
Read about the work TAG has done! For Teachers, By Teachers!
Over the past few years, Greenleaf Elementary School’s average teacher retention rate has been 66 percent. To address this issue and keep more teachers at the school, leaders have looked for systemic ways to retain talent and build an environment that supports growth and allows for work and relationships to develop over a number of years, rather than restart each August. Through a partnership with The Teaching Well and with the support of an Educate78 Teacher Retention grant, the school has developed a support structure focused on professional development and feedback from teachers to ensure their voices are heard. And the retention rate is on the rise.read more
Madison Park Academy received funding to provide teachers with materials and supply budgets to cover “the little things” – markers, paper, binder clips, as well as books, equipment for science experiments, and journals – in order to design quality daily lessons for students, while valuing teachers as professionals by providing needed classroom supplies and materials. The result so far? “Teachers feel respected as professionals and empowered to spend this money in a way that makes the most sense for them and their students.”read more
We are thrilled today to announce the 2017-18 Educate78 Oakland Teacher Retention Grant winners! These grants empower teachers to change the conditions at their school that are preventing teachers like themselves from staying.read more
The month of May is Teacher Appreciation month. But we know that teachers need support year long. Learn about what Educate78 is doing to keep our Oakland teachers satisfied in their work!read more
We’ve been thinking a lot about teacher retention ever since our Celebrate Oakland Teachers Night (plus all those news reports about California’s dire teacher shortage)- so we dug deeper. See what questions we are asking and what the data points to for answers.read more