Creating Professional Pathways for Teachers
Saturday, April 4th, 1:40pm - 2:25pm - Strategy Sessions
Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) is a collaboration between Austin Independent School District, Education Austin, and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to design a Human Capital System that blends appraisal, compensation, leadership pathways and professional development. Teachers opt into learning pathways aligned with district priorities, including literacy, transformative technology, socio-emotional learning, problem-based learning, and advanced academics. Successful completion of the two year micro-credential leads to a base salary increase as well as a new level of expertise that gives teachers ownership of their learning and career development. Come hear about the process, successes, and lessons learned behind the PPfT initiative, and explore how this model may support your ongoing efforts to professionalize teaching in your district.