S10 Episode 13: Elevating Teacher Voices through the Engagement Toolkit

S10 Episode 13: Elevating Teacher Voices through the Engagement Toolkit


Episode Notes

Have you wanted to become more engaged in the decision-making in your school, your district, or at the state level? 

The Arizona K12 Center partnered with the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent to develop a toolkit of resources to equip and empower Arizona teachers with pertinent education information in order to engage and advocate for themselves, their students, and their profession.

In this episode, co-hosts Angelia and Marlys talk about the importance of sharing about our professional work before welcoming Darcy Moody and Brian Hoffner from the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent and Kristin Roberts, a teacher at Phoenix Union High School District, to talk about the creation of the Engagement Toolkit.

The Engagement Toolkit grew out of feedback from Arizona teachers calling for access to information and resources to better engage and advocate on cornerstone topics in education. In response, the Arizona K12 Center and the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent worked together with cross-district teacher teams to research decision-making, funding structures, and storytelling. A survey linked at the bottom of the Engagement Toolkit webpage allows you to give us feedback to continue to improve these resources and better support your work.

Alongside the Engagement Toolkit, the Arizona K12 Center and the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent developed the Voices for Impact training to empower teacher leaders and strengthen their ability to autonomously advocate for themselves, the teaching profession, their students, and the communities they serve. Join us for Voices for Impact on April 20, 2022, by registering at azk12.org/VoicesforImpact22.

If you are interested in sharing your story or recommending another incredible educator to be featured on the Arizona K12 Center’s Homeroom blog or 3Ps in a Pod podcast, let us know by emailing us at info@azk12.org. Follow us on social media for updates on when the Stories From School AZ blogger application mentioned in the episode is available!

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

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