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Educator Development and Equity

Educator Development and Equity

Published: 4/6/2020 11:32 AM

The Kentucky Department of Education values and embraces equity, achievement, collaboration, and integrity at all levels and in all aspects of education. This means that educational experiences, practices, policies and resources are accessed by all in ways that provide all students, especially those from underrepresented groups, with meaningful participation in the full curriculum and promotes successful outcomes. Students also have equitable access to highly effective, experienced educators who are culturally competent and able to reach each student. ​

The teachers and leaders in Kentucky’s public school system are vital to the success of educational programs and to ensuring that all students are transition ready. Information on this page is designed to help teachers and leaders find resources related to recruitment and retention, professional development, growth and evaluation, certification and more. 

The Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE) provides support for developing and improving Kentucky's educator workforce. We provide:

  • relevant research

  • best practice guides and models

  • technical assistance

  • professional learning

Opportunities for teachers and administrators
Educators Rising Kentucky

Teaching and Learning Career Pathway, The Grow Your Own Imperative, Overview of Educators Rising Kentucky, Teacher Leader Guide, Overview of national organization

Equitable Access to Effective Educators

Equitable Access to Effective Educators Plan for Kentucky, Equity Diagnostic FAQ, Planning for Equitable Access

Growth and Evaluation

Kentucky Framework for Teaching, Specialist Frameworks, The STUDENT Voice Survey, Peer Observation, Student Growth, Summative Evaluation, Working Conditions Goal 

National Board Certification

Overview of National Board Certification, Guidance on becoming National Board Certified

Professional Learning

Child Abuse and Neglect trainings, Effective Instructional Leadership Approval (EILA), Professional Learning Standards, Professional Learning Plans

Recruitment and Retention 

Certification, Educator Tuition Assistance Opportunities, Jobs for Administrators and Teachers

Teacher Leadership

Kentucky Leadership Framework, Leading From the Classroom, Leading Through Modeling & Coaching, Leading Groups & Teams, Leading To Increase Teacher Voice & Influence, Leading To Professionalize Teaching, Leading To Connect to Larger Community & World

Teaching and Learning High School Career Pathway
Support for recruitment of a diverse and effective educator workforce, overview of Pathway and requirements

Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality

Strategies for Kentucky schools and districts for the implementation of Title II, Part A funds, federal program requirements and guidance, Equitable Distribution of Teachers

Principal Partnership Project (P3)
Overview of the P3 program, Assistant Principal Partnership Project (AP3), New Principal Summit 

Rob Akers
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY  40601
(502) 892-6641 Ext. 2115

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OELE publishes the Educator Development newsletter to highlight Kentucky educators engaging in relevant and innovative distributed leadership models, planning for equitable access, and pursuing effective professional learning and instructional and assessment practices of interest to all Kentucky educators.

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