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The need for highly skilled teachers is ever increasing. Class size reduction, the retirement of veteran teachers, and many other factors have led to a significant teacher shortage. Additionally, the skills required of teachers to meet the needs of students and communities, especially in areas such as technology, is rapidly changing.

The Teaching and Learning Careers Network aims to address teacher shortages by facilitating the hands-on education of tomorrow's teachers and other education professionals. This will be accomplished through building partnerships and programs at various schools throughout the Bay Area that have established or are planning career academies or pathways for teaching and learning careers. The Network has also established an interactive learning community to encourage communication between professionals and pre-service or potential educators in both existing and start-up programs.

Goals of the Teaching and Learning Careers Network include:

  • Assisting academies in creating and implementing team and individual professional development plans
  • Facilitating access to rich professional development opportunities for teachers and students
  • Organizing professional learning networks among participating schools, higher education institutes, and community-based organizations
  • Creating a community and culture of ongoing learning, through activities such as retreats and informal study groups
  • Providing, as needed, technical assistance to academies with an educational focus
  • Enhancing and enriching existing programs, partnerships, and academies in teaching and learning careers.

    TLCNet Participating Schools
    Liberty High School, Brentwood
    Oak Grove High School, San Jose
    Oakland Technical High School
    Vintage High School, Napa
    Foothill High School, Pleasanton
    Skyline High School, Oakland
    Drake High School, San Anselmo
    Mt. Shadows Middle School, Rohnert Park
    James Logan High School, Union City
    Independence High School, San Jose
    Napa High School, Napa
    Prospect High School, Saratoga
    Seaside High School, Seaside
    North Monterey High School, Castroville
    Everett Alvarez High School, Salinas

    TLCNet Partner Organizations
    EASTBAY Learns
    Marin County School-to-Career Partnership
    Mendocino County School-to-Career Partnership
    Monterey Bay Regional Partnership
    Napa County Business Education Labor Partnership
    San Francisco School-to-Career Partnership
    San Mateo County School-to-Career Partnership
    Workforce Silicon Valley
    Solano County Business & Education Alliance
    Sonoma County School-to-Career Partnership
    California State University, Hayward
    Alameda County Office of Education
    Center for Human Resources, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass

For more information on the Teaching and Learning Careers Network, contact:

Patricia Clark, TLCNet Coordinator
(510) 670-4211 |

Through the Teaching & Learning Careers Network, new and experienced teachers interact and learn from each other, raising important issues and deepening skills.

BaySCAN's Teaching & Learning Careers Network is generously supported by the Walter S. Johnson Foundation.

Bette Felton
CSU, Hayward
Kim Ford
Walter S. Johnson Foundation

Patricia Clark
Alameda County Office of Education
Ana Maria Rodriguez
CSU, Hayward