Since October 2019, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has developed and implemented the Teacher Diversification Professional Learning Community (TDPLC) — formerly the Diversity Network. The implementation of this professional development opportunity has been guided by the theory of action below:
Through participation in the TDPLC schools and districts will focus on a range of components that are critical for a strategic approach to the recruitment, selection, and retention of staff of color. Embedded in the theory of action referenced above are several guiding principles that will ground the work of the TDPLC.
In action, school and district teams will have the opportunity to participate in shared learning, collaboration across schools and districts, and planning with their own teams. Sessions will elevate best practices and diverse perspectives wherever possible.
The TDPLC will engage in monthly virtual sessions from October 2021 through June 2022.
School and district teams should comprise the following representatives:
Interested charter schools, career/vocational technical education schools, and school districts must complete the interest form by Wednesday, June 30th.
Informational webinars will be held on Monday, June 14th 3:30pm–4:30pm and Tuesday, June 15th 10:00am–11:00am. Please sign up through the interest form linked above.
Confirmations for participation in the Teacher Diversification Professional Learning Community will be sent by September 2021.
Last Updated: June 16, 2021
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