The Future of South Carolina's
Teaching Profession: A Report from
Our Jan 4 Deliberations

After a recent report published by ALL4SC - The Future of South Carolina's Teaching Profession: Addressing Teacher Shortages and Accelerating Student-Led Learning, the work to address the current teaching profession in our state has continued. On January 4, 2023, a working group convened to begin discussions of the teaching profession, to address teacher recruitment and retention issues in our state. 

The efforts of the working group, chaired by Senator Greg Hembree and Representative Tim McGinnis, focus on two high-leverage strategies — redefining the job of teaching and professional learning and developing a sustainable approach to teacher residencies in specific ways that accelerate student-led learning as defined by the Profile of the SC Graduate. In order to develop these solutions, working group members from a range of networks, backgrounds, and perspectives joined forces on January 4th to discuss the teaching profession.

The goal of the January 4th deliberation was to begin discussions on how a small group of school districts, with its university and community partners, can “develop practical, scalable solutions” in a systems approach to transform the work of teachers. To this end, the group focused on what we already know about the South Carolina teaching profession and how a few pilot districts and its university partners can design a comprehensive approach to teacher development that can accelerate student-led learning.

Read the report brief from the first session of our working group now. 

The working group sessions will continue on February 6 and March 20, with February 6th's convening focusing on the local and state policies needed to redefine the teaching job and professional learning for South Carolina's teachers. 

See a list of convening members invited and those who attended here
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