Educator retention is one of the biggest internal challenges school leaders face. Districts across the country spend $2.2+ billion on teacher turnover each year. This drains school budgets and institutional knowledge about students, the curriculum and school programs. mindSpark Learning® (MindSpark™), a nonprofit that creates and facilitates transformative professional learning experiences for educators and professionals globally, is committed to helping school districts retain their talent and today announced the launch of its ENGAGE Leadership Series for school and district leaders.
The ENGAGE Leadership Series is a seven-week virtual series, beginning March 23, 2021. The cohort will meet every Tuesday from 7 pm-8:30 pm EST (with March 30 off for Spring Break). Participants will develop greater leadership resiliency, empathy and relationship-building skills through a combination of industry engagements and immersive experiences. Additionally, the cohort will address individual problems of practice through structured protocols and in collaboration with their peers.
“Educator engagement and retention has a drastic effect on schools and students,” said mindSpark Learning CEO Kellie Lauth. “Knowing that 44% of new teachers in public and private schools leave the profession within their first five years, we designed the ENGAGE Leadership Series to help school and district leaders overcome common hurdles to retention while addressing their specific pain points.”…Read More