The Educators’ Cooperative is a professional learning community designed to support all educators in all sectors, disciplines, and stages in their career. Membership starts with a weeklong summer workshop where teachers join a cohort and learn best practices in teaching & learning, collaboration, and support. In the months and years that follow, member teachers have access to monthly meetings where teachers continue their collaboration and conversations, space online for sharing resources, participate in non-evaluative observation and feedback, continue to meet with their critical friends groups, join book groups, record podcasts, and more!
With 80 teachers in The Educators' Cooperative teaching in more than 60 schools, the teachers of the CoOp are making an impact on the teaching and learning of more than 4,000 students.
Education research shows that the most effective professional development for teachers occurs when we:
1. Create the space for regular, supported, safe dialogue among peers.
2. Use protocols for collaboration and cooperation across disciplines.
3. Provide non-evaluative, authentic observation and feedback.
4. Share collective responsibility for the growth, development, and support of one another.
The Educators' Cooperative has been providing all of this and more for more than three years. We need your help to grow our reach and impact in classrooms all over the Nashville area.
$25 provides coffee for one of our monthly Collaborative Coffees.
$50 provides for our growing Professional Development resource library.
$65 provides sets of books for our monthly Book Group.
$100 donations support the Educators' Cooperative Micro-Grant program to provide supplies & materials for cross-sector classroom collaborations.
$200 donations will fund honoraria for our guest speakers and panelists at our Summer Workshop.
$300 donations will provide one year of web hosting for our website www.educatorscooperative.org.
$400 donations will provide funding for professional development opportunities which groups of EdCo teachers can attend and bring back lessons and ideas to the larger Cooperative community.
$550 donations will provide a full scholarship for a teacher to join The Educators' Cooperative and participate in an upcoming Summer Workshop.
The Educators' Cooperative is separate in organization, leadership, and programming from University School of Nashville, who generously serves as our non-profit sponsor for 501c3 purposes. All funds donated will go exclusively to The Educators' Cooperative.