With all this talk about “transforming the workforce,” educators and caregivers might wonder: What about those of us who are already in the workforce? Everyone seems to want us to “transform,” but what exactly does that mean? In this section, we summarize and link to information in this guidebook that is most relevant to your job, and we also offer questions to prompt discussion in professional learning communities, grade-level meetings, and any other forums in which you and your coworkers meet to refine skills. We encourage you to use this section in tandem with the six-page brief published by the National Academies which also synthesizes the Transforming the Workforce report for educators and caregivers.
For additional guidance, check out our resources section with materials from the National Academy of Medicine, New America, and other leading organizations, as well as our glossary of key terms from the report.